Participant 661975

Michael Sommer Before
Michael Sommer After

Michael Sommer

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

Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research. Find out more

$44,588Raised

$36,001 Goal

$36,001 Goal

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 661975

Participant 661975

Fundraising

Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research. Find out more

$44,588Raised

$36,001 Goal

$36,001 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 661975

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Team NEFTY

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: Team NEFTY

My Sam died December 14th. He fought a valiant fight. My good friend's Sam died a few weeks earlier surrounded by love and family. I've spent fifteen years shaving my head for no reason other than my own vanity. I must grow my hair out for three months to have something to shave in March. I will suffer the indignity of looking scruffy and ugly for months to honor my son and his courage. We achieved my first goal of $18,001 in two weeks. I've been encouraged to raise my goal to $36,001. 18 in hebrew is Chai - Life - 36 is considered Double Chai. May no child suffer what my child, my family and countless other families will suffer before we find a cure. Let us be the difference. The villainy of childhood cancer must be stopped. The answer is out there. Some doctor/researcher is on the right track. I would have set my goal for a million dollars, but even that is just a drop in the bucket. I keep getting told that a million dollars isn't even enough to make a dent. So what is enough to save the life of even one child?




I've answered the call to be a hero! I'm having my head shaved to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, 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! Click "Make a donation" to give online, or donate by phone or mail.

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St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

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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  1. Anonymous In Memory Of Sammy Sommer 12/17/2014
  2. Rabbi Ilan S Emanuel 12/16/2014
  3. Anonymous In Memory Of Sam Sommer 12/3/2014
  4. Deborah S Goldberg In Memory Of Sam Somm 12/2/2014
  5. Dr. Neil and Barbara Allen In Honor Of D 11/15/2014

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