Participant 660713

Stephen Einstein Before
Stephen Einstein After

Stephen Einstein

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Apr 1, 2014 • Time TBD

Event: 36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave

At: 36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave

Chicago, IL US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

$5,918Raised

$5,400 Goal

$5,400 Goal

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Participant 660713

Participant 660713

Milestones & Stretch Goals

$ 5,918
  • GOAL 5,400 $

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

Fundraising

$5,918Raised

$5,400 Goal

$5,400 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 660713

National Partners

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: CBT Rabbis

Apr 1, 2014 • Time TBD

Event: 36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave

At: 36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave

Chicago, IL US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: CBT Rabbis

When a parent learns that his child has cancer, the world comes crashing down around him. I know this from personal experience. Our youngest child, Zack, was 6 years old. The doctor informed us that he had Retinoblastoma (childhood cancer of the eye). Robin and I were dumbfounded. Zack was fortunate. His cancer was completely contained within the orb. Surgery turned out to be the only treatment necessary. Our baby boy is now a 32 year-old married man (hard to believe!). May he live to 120 years in good health and vigor. Not all childhood cancer patients have such a happy ending. For many months, I have anxiously been following the health situation of an 8 year-old boy, Sammy, whose parents are both wonderful rabbis. They just learned that his final treatment option, a bone-marrow transplant, has not been successful. Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. It is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. Frankly, I was shocked to learn that only 4% of federal funding for cancer research is earmarked for all childhood cancers. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is doing something about this. They have raised over $103 million in grants for pediatric cancer research. A lot of it is being carried out in Southern California where I live—at CHOC, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, UCLA, USC, City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai, Kaiser, and Loma Linda. When I heard about a novel idea, 36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave, I was intrigued. Since many children with cancer lose their hair during treatment, a group of rabbis are bringing attention to this situation and raising money for St. Baldrick’s by shaving their heads. Then a light bulb went off in my head: How cool would it be if Rabbi David N. Young and I teamed up on this project! Imagine the rabbi and the emeritus of our congregation sporting matching bald heads! Rabbi Young concurred and volunteered to be captain of our team, CBT Rabbis.

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  • Shavee

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Kids with cancer are our reason for it all. They’re the inspiration behind our event and the reason we’re helping fund childhood cancer research. We believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities. Join our event or make a donation, and click the photos below to read their incredible stories.

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