Participant 947449

Michael Isaac Before
Michael Isaac After

Michael Isaac

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Feb 16, 2018 • 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Event: Children's Hospital University of Illinois

At: Children's Hospital University of Illinois

1740 West Taylor Street, 5th floor conference room 501E, Chicago, IL US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

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$2,545Raised

$1,000 Goal

$1,000 Goal

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Participant 947449

Participant 947449

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

Fundraising

$2,545Raised

$1,000 Goal

$1,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 947449

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I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Feb 16, 2018 • 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Event: Children's Hospital University of Illinois

At: Children's Hospital University of Illinois

1740 West Taylor Street, 5th floor conference room 501E, Chicago, IL US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Hello folks.  Some of you may know me, and some of you may know our friend who suggested this to me, James Kelly.  My name is Mike Isaac.  I've worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago for a little over ten years, and for the past year I have been with the Cancer Center.  I'm a father of four, and have been blessed with healthy kids.  Before having children, I was relatively carefree - but as a dad, I feel like I'm in a constant state of battling back worry: be it an uneven side-walk that my toddler is test driving, wondering if anyone else saw my kid wipe that booger on the wall, and losing sleep over the first day of school.  But those are all little worries.  With your donation today, we're hoping to tackle one of the big ones.

My friend James Kelly is a good man.  He's survived something like 34 years at UIC.  I made that part up, but he did his undergraduate here and never left.  He was able to put up with me sharing a cubicle wall with him for a good long time, and that really speaks to endurance.  He also counts among his three amazing daughters, a cancer survivor.  She's an outstanding person in her own right.  And she makes James a hero of mine.  I can only imagine the journey they traveled as she went through treatment, but I have a near visceral reaction to the thought of what it must've felt as a parent.  Kelly family, you have my admiration.

So I'm shaving my head 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. James normally does this on the odd years, but on the even years, he looks for someone odd to take his place.  Here I am.

Now I need your help! Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

If you cannot, there's no judgment.  Is Google tracking whether you do or not?  Probably, but don't worry- it won't get back to me.  We all choose what and how to give.  Thank you for reading.  Spread the word, and have a wonderful day.

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