Midwestern University students are going bald in an effort to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancer. On Thursday, March 13th, at 7 pm more than 45 Midwestern students and faculty members have volunteered to have their heads shaved at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in downtown Downers Grove as part of a St. Baldrick’s event.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers. Students raise money with the guarantee of getting their heads shaved on this evening in solidary with children who are suffering from the effects of cancer treatments. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children, exceeded only by accidents.
This marks the fourth-year that a group of the Midwestern students have organized a St. Baldrick’s event. Last year, the event raised more than $31,000 for childhood cancer research. Community members are encouraged to lend their support the night of the event or by making a donation at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mwu4thannualstbaldricksday.