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Participant 660604

Ruth Adar
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!

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Event Date
Apr 1, 2014
36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave
36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave
Chicago, IL US
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Your donations fund lifesaving children’s cancer research

$5,162 raised
$5,000 goal


Current cancer treatments for children are not good enough. We simply do not know enough yet to treat sick children effectively. Following the story of Sammy Sommers z"l and his family over the 18 months before his death broke my heart.

I'm shaving my head in solidarity with cancer-stricken children and their families, in mourning for Sammy, and in hope of raising funds to make things better.

Your gift, large or small, will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. So when I ask for your support, I'm really asking you to support these kids. Thank you!

You can click "Make a donation" to give online, or donate by phone or mail. Every dollar will help.

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Kids Honored

Sam Sommer
  • Highland Park, IL US
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Deceased

Donor List

  • $500 - $999

    Rabbi Ruth Adar In Memory Of Mrs. Mary F Menefee

  • $250 - $499

    Cantor Ross Wolman in memory Superman Sammy Sommer

  • Marianne M Byrd

  • $100 - $249

    MR and Mrs John Menefee

  • Ms. Deborah Zimmer

  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Byrd, Jr.

  • Vicky Farhi

  • Ms. Linda J Burnett

  • Rabbi Heidi R Hoover In Memory Of Hanna Schuering

  • Ms. Linda A Feldman In Honor Of Rabbi Ruth Adar

  • Rabbi Nicki Greninger

  • Dawn Kepler

  • Paul Albert

  • Ms. Helen L Fogarty

  • Susan K Levy In Honor Of Rabbi Ruth Adar


  • George and Carolyn piz

  • Mrs. Nancy C Weinberger In Memory Of Patricia Twining

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Mohamed Taqi-Eddin

  • $1 - $99

    Anonymous (20)

  • Nancy C Weinberger

  • reg o'sullivan

  • Deborah Goldmann

  • Paul Albert

  • Rabbi Julie Zupan

  • Mr. Greg l Friedman In Memory Of Mrs. Marti Rabon

  • Rabbi Meredith Cahn

  • Ms. Carmen King In Memory Of Sammy Sommers

  • Denise s Jacobson

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Char Jamieson

  • Mrs. Susan P Miller In Memory Of Dennis Davilla

  • Michelle Siegel

  • Susan Krauss

  • Anonymous In Honor Of Ruth Adar

  • Lucinda c Cobb

  • MOZ

  • Your cousin Margaret

  • Ms. Susan C Floyd

  • Diana G Blum

  • Ruth Adars friend In Honor Of RUTH Adar

  • Mr. Adam Goldberg

  • Barbara and Bob Morrison

  • Ms. Pat Livingston In Memory Of Mr. Max Livingston

  • Laurie Leiber

  • Lee Pink Granite

  • Rabbi Deborah Goldmann

  • Ms. teri bleckner

  • Rabbi Robin Podolsky

  • Mr. Ehren Mierau

  • Ms. Esther Liberman

  • Dr. Teme M Levbarg

  • Sheri Lockshin

  • Alex Osias

  • Ms. Marsha Goldberg

  • C. Nathan Harris

  • Jaclyn Grant

  • Mrs. Kendra Fried

  • Gail

  • Nanette Spector

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Amy Lichtenstein In Memory Of Joel Lichtenstein

  • Maureen Logan in memory of Lawrence Logan

  • Mrs. Carolyn G Friedner

  • Dawn Winzen

  • Albert Menefee

  • Dr. Bruce A. Phillips in honor of Ruth Adar

  • Yaffa in honor of Rabbi Ruth Adar

  • Terri Bookbinder

  • Lisa Hanauet In Memory Of Andrew Baumer

Thank you to our National Partner

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