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Participant 660886

Debra Kassoff
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!

Debra Kassoff Before Debra Kassoff After
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

$8,148 raised
$8,000 goal


Childhood cancers have always been with us. Now it's hit way too close to home. For Superman Sam, for all the kids fighting cancer everywhere, for their parents, for all of the parents who have lost children to cancer; for the hopes that have died and for the hopes still fighting for a chance; because I'm praying for a miracle; I'm shaving my head. To stand in solidarity, to get people's attention and educate, but more importantly, to raise money to find cures.

Please support me with a donation to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. This volunteer-driven charity funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Your gift 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!

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Kids Honored

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

Donor List

  • $500 - $999


  • $250 - $499

    Hal & Lori Kassoff In Memory Of Superman Sam Sommer

  • Anonymous (2)

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Sammy Sommer

  • Egremont - Baconia Farms

  • $100 - $249

    Mr. Tuan H Nguyen

  • Mr. Jonathan Schmugge

  • Feris Greenberger & David Dolinko

  • Rabbi Deborah Zecher

  • Barbara L Dragul In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Rabbi Shena P Jaffee In Memory Of Superman Sam Sommer

  • Eliot & Barbara Cohen

  • Charlie and Becky Tindall

  • Peter Springberg and Lynnette Jung-Springberg In Honor Of Rabbi Debra Kassoff

  • Mr. Todd G Pelkey

  • Mr. Jerry Branson In Memory Of Mr. Cleveland Branson

  • Eric, Maria & Karina Danielson In Memory Of Anna Elise Danielson

  • Ron and Karen Schreier In Memory Of Kirsten Perrine (Sydney's friend) & In Honor of Rabbi Debbie Kassoff

  • Martin Realty Co., LLC

  • Fred & Leslie Miller

  • Anonymous In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Vicki and John Fairman In Memory Of Madeline and Martin Archer

  • Amy and Arty Finkelberg In Honor Of Debra Kassoff

  • Rabbi Michael G Holzman

  • Mr. Ted Shooman

  • Sandy and Mike Davis

  • Bill & Jean Seager

  • Lorne Blumer

  • $1 - $99

    The Rolf Family

  • Jen Katz

  • Anonymous (10)

  • Eva Bengten

  • Rabbi Lynne and Rob Goldsmith In Honor Of Superman Sam Sommer

  • Dana and Jonathan Larkin In Honor Of Benjamin Shahvar

  • David Kweller

  • Rev. LaRue Owen

  • Rabbi David J. Meyer In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Judith Conti (2)

  • Atlee Breland

  • The MackRosen Family

  • Betsy In Memory Of Rabbi Seymour Essrog

  • Tracy Kendrick

  • The Saltzman Family

  • Ellis and Dori Robinson

  • Margery Auerbach

  • Linda & Howie Feldmesser

  • Erin R Frankel In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Angelique and Zach

  • Rabbi Craig & Pamela Axler

  • Rabbi Tom Alpert and Eileen Hagerty In Memory Of Sam Sommer

  • Julie Sissman and Phil Richter In Honor Of Debbie Kassoff

  • Robbie Fisher

  • Bill and Anne Marie Blatt

  • Mrs. Connie Kreshtool

  • Norm & Ellie Byer

  • Harriet and Larry Bachman

  • Carol Roberts In Honor Of Debra Kassoff

  • Carol Kossman

  • Anonymous In Honor Of Rabbi Debbie Kassoff

  • Judi and Frank Deming In Honor Of Debra Kassoff

  • Ms. Alyssa Silberman

  • Ms. Simone A Dickstein

  • Gayle & Chuck Sternheim

  • Arlene & Bruce Bender In Memory Of Mrs. Esther Friedman

  • Mrs. Anne R Epstein

  • Hattie and Rick Katkow

  • Andrea and Michael

  • Asch Family

  • Trish Voelkel (friend of Feris) In Honor Of this great thing you are doing. For the children.

  • Judy and Tom

  • Mrs. Lisa S Fruth

  • Mayor Steve & Robin Rosenthal

  • Lori Beth Susman

  • Rabbi Marci Bloch In Memory Of Sammy Sommer

  • Zorina & Earl Schreier

  • Linda & Rick Van Buren

  • Debra & Joel Jacobs

  • Benjy Nelken

  • Lauren Lamensdorf

  • Jane & Lenny Abels In Memory Of Kathie Halbert

  • Rabbi theodore Stainman

  • Rabbi Joel N Abraham In Honor Of # rabbisinthebackrow

  • Susan & Dan Cohen

  • Harold and Ellen Rappoport

  • Debra Kassoff In Honor Of Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr and the CCAR

  • Ms. Beth Lovett

  • Rev. Jill B Buckley

  • Carolyn D Hassett

  • Ms. Michelle Gottlieb

  • Beth and Steve Orlansky

  • Barlow Family In Memory Of Jennifer Sorrels

  • Laura and Bill Salganik

  • Ms. Diana P Howell

  • Rabbi John A Franken In Honor Of Rabbi Debbie Kassoff

  • Dr. Rob Hoyt

  • Deborah Sudenfield

  • Larry and Susan Berliner

  • Mr. Doug Friedlander

Thank you to our National Partner

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