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Participant 417868

Marihannah W.
is Shaving to Cure Childhood Cancers

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Marihannah W. Before Marihannah W. After
Event Date
Mar 18, 2011
8:00 am
McHenry High School East Campus
McHenry High School East Campus
1012 North Green Street
McHenry , IL US
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Your donations fund lifesaving children’s cancer research

$5,555 raised
$1,000 goal


I'm doing something crazy, but it's for a good cause.

As some of you know, my mom has been battling breast cancer for awhile now. During the first round of chemo she lost all of her hair. When I first found out that she was going to be bald, I was one, worried and two, I just thought that it was a bit crazy. I was worried because I wasn't sure how the general public would respond when she was out and about and what students at my school would think if they saw her. It took a little getting used to, but in my opinion I can't see my mom with anything but short hair now that it has all grown back.

My way of showing support for my mom after all that she has been through is through the St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser. I came up with the idea that I wanted to show support in this way about a year ago and have been anxious all year to finally get to do it.

St. Baldrick's is a fundraiser that helps raise money to help find a cure for children that are living with cancer. In order to participate in this event, a "shavee" must raise a certain amount of money and then at the end of the event they get their head shaved at guard zero during the school day. All of the money I raise is going to the St. Baldrick's Foundation in hopes to cure kids with cancer.

As a "shavee", I have set a personal goal that I believe to be reachable. My goal is to raise $1,000 by February 26th. As I'm sacrificing my hair I'm challenging you to sacrifice one of your creature comforts and consider donating to this cause to help me reach my charitable goal.

I will be posting pictures of before and after the shave on the St. Baldrick’s website.

Thank you in advance for your support(:

*** This is also for you Hope Fuller and Josh Kuhlman***
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Kids Honored

Jonah B.
  • Collinsville, IL US
  • Wilms or other kidney tumor
  • Angel

Donor List

  • $1,000 - $2,499

    Peggy McClain

  • $250 - $499

    Ms. sally a south

  • Emcor Services Team Mechanical Family

  • $100 - $249

    All those battling cancer and their families who love them

  • Mr. Tom Pruim In Memory Of Mrs. Evelyn Pruim

  • Bob & Diane Doessel

  • Sharon Tschetter

  • Greg and Mary Beth Schneider

  • Tim and Heidi Dunderdale in memory of Sheila Reibe

  • Darius and Shellie Sturmer

  • Joe Tierno


  • Mrs. sheryl a Mcgowan

  • Mrs. Karen Surdynski

  • Suzy Nicholson

  • Liz Mayer

  • Larry Preston

  • $1 - $99

    Kim Oswald-Jones

  • Anonymous (6)

  • Marihannah's Grandma and Grandpa Byer

  • Ms. Linda Andel

  • Ms. Vicki L Gilman-Helle

  • Kristine & Thad

  • Brian and Cynthia Byer

  • Patt & Erica Mills In Honor Of Mrs. Diane G Newell

  • Mrs. Terri E Harr In Honor Of Mrs. Kathryn E Harr Borucki

  • Carrie & Wayne Moran

  • Mrs. Laurie A Venetucci

  • Mrs. Kate Geise

  • Carrie and Josh Harker In Memory Of Patty Harker

  • Donna & John Welna

  • Rebecca A Doering

  • Kim Bator

  • Janette Keller In Memory Of my Grandpa Heien

  • Pat and Dick Slone

  • J Tushner

  • Timothy & Deborah Byer

  • Melissa Parker In Memory Of Makenzie Tank

  • Mr. Tim Welna

  • Mr. John Bonfoey

  • Sue McDougall

  • Raissa Byer&Chris Gowin

  • Mr. Jim Kraus

  • Jenna Jacoby

  • Jackie Cherone

  • Kay Rourke

  • Kim Welsh

  • Jennifer Priest

  • Kim Zurawski

  • Ms. Kristin Clark Nolan In Memory Of Sandy Ingram

  • Carolyn Lupo

  • Skuban-Hobbs Family

  • Mike and Jody Cornick

  • Cheryl Smyth

  • Mrs. Kathryn Preshlock

  • Mr. Bob Betts

  • Mrs. Gretchen Grant

  • Christine and Dan Bunch

  • Kathleen DeRoche

  • Joan Kriete In Honor Of Mrs. Jen Byer McBride

  • Dick and Marti Phillips

  • Mrs. Carol A Busby In Memory Of Mr. Cyril T Wauters

  • Diane Wellwerts

  • Scott and Colleen

  • Mrs. Linda Wagner

  • Sally South's sister

  • Mrs. Maria T Perri

  • Miss Kelsey Hausser

  • Mr. Tom L Jungers In Memory Of Mr. Richard Durant

  • The Gassensmith Family

  • Mike and Melissa Cairns

  • Mrs. Kathleen R Benson

  • dorrie hausser

  • April Raffaele

  • Lila Keller

  • Mike and Jen McBride

  • Ty McBride

  • Mrs. Bree Rogganbuck

  • Mr. and Mrs. John and Edith Rourke

  • Lorraines Memories

  • Kim B

  • Pat Slone

  • Patrick O'Hara

  • Gregory F. Kubik, Ltd.

  • Ms. Jean Nicholson

  • Patty Schuld

  • Peg Southgate

  • Chris and Shanda Byer

  • Sandy Crowley

  • Patty Reigle

  • Patricia Livingston

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