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Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O'Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund


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Danny Boy was 5 months old when he was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor on his liver. This cancer is extremely rare and aggressive. Danny has known nothing but love and affection for his short life. We started this fund to honor Danny and to help fight this awful disease.
2018
$15,375
Funds Raised in 2018
2017
$49,315
Funds Raised in 2017
$171,345
Total Funds Raised
 

Danny was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor on his liver when he was 5 months old.

He endured a few months of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and prepare for surgery.

Sadly, the chemotherapy treatment was not effective at slowing this aggressive cancer and the tumors started growing again. Surgery was never an option. At 9 months of age Danny passed.

The Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O’Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund was started to honor Danny and help fight this awful disease.

Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O'Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund Highlights & Happenings

Your Support Means So Much

These friends and family members helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor of Danny! See the 2015-2017 list.

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 Where does the money go?

Donations given to the Oh Danny Boy Hero Fund go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund lifesaving childhood cancer research around the world. The Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer.

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Who's involved

These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of the Oh Danny Boy Hero Fund. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.

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2018 Events for Oh Danny Boy, I Love You So: The Danny O'Brien Rhabdoid Tumor Research Fund

Fundraiser for Danny Boy
  • Mar 3rd, 2018
  • Chicago, IL
  • 27 participants
  • $15,375.00 raised

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Start your own St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money on behalf of our Hero Fund! You’ll be paired with a staff member who will walk you through every step of the process, and you’ll have fun knowing you’re doing a great thing for kids with cancer.

Register to shave your head and raise money for our Hero Fund at any St. Baldrick’s event happening around the world! Not finding an event near you? Register as a virtual shavee and shave your head anytime, anywhere.

Head-shaving not your thing? You can start a fundraiser to raise money for our Hero Fund with St. Baldrick’s in a way that interests you! Like biking? Bike a marathon. Like baking? Start a cookie baking fundraiser… You get the picture.

Need help? Email us at Funds@StBaldricks.org

This event is private.

Private events are for people at the company, organization, school, etc., where the event is taking place. Please don't crash the party.

Do you want to continue to register for this event?

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