Participant 932856

Courtney O'Leary Before
Courtney O'Leary After

Courtney O'Leary

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Feb 9, 2018 • Time TBD

Event: Virtual Event

Oak Forest, IL US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

$4,300Raised

$3,550 Goal

$3,550 Goal

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 932856

Participant 932856

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

Fundraising

$4,300Raised

$3,550 Goal

$3,550 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 932856

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Lemont Fire's Team Rockstar

Feb 9, 2018 • Time TBD

Event: Virtual Event

Oak Forest, IL US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Lemont Fire's Team Rockstar

Friends, family, loved ones...

In 2017, I swore I wouldn't shave my head again in 2018. SWORE I wouldn't. But time has a way of shape-shifting perspective. While I hate to be "that guy", hitting up friends & family members for donations for the third consecutive year, do you know what I hate much, much, MUCH more? The absolute monster that is childhood cancer. 

For those of you who don't know me personally, I'm a fire wife (DGFD L3234) & a mom of five amazing children, one of whom is a Shaken Baby Syndrome Survivor. Due to her medically fragile condition, we tend to be "frequent flyers" at our local children's hospital and we've seen these unspeakably brave fighters firsthand, enduring things no child should *ever* have to endure.

That being said, I'm shaving my head for the THIRD consecutive year to raise money for childhood cancer research. Did you know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is *extremely* underfunded (only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to children--FOUR PERCENT). Ugh. Four percent, you guys. I mean...only four percent? My heart can't reconcile that amount. It just can't. 

Now I need your help! Will you please make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers. My goal is $3,550.00 this year: that would bring me to a solid $10,000 raised for St. Baldrick’s in a mere three years. So...yeah. $3,550.00! Is that outrageous? Possibly. Is it achievable? I certainly hope so. I know it's an incredibly lofty goal, but I also know all of you & the beautiful hearts you have. Please consider donating, and please spread the word...

With my love & gratitude to all,

Courtney


My Roles:

  • Shavee

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Courtney O'Leary has joined the ranks of:

Squire of Hope

Be it known to all that this participant has dedicated at least three years of service to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation helping kids with cancer throughout all the land.

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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