St. Baldricks event raises $4,100

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

Volunteers sat under the clippers Saturday afternoon outside Fast Break Pizza in Crestwood as part of a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family. Insub Beckley said his head stuck “like Velcro” to his T-shirt when he changed clothes. Mike Mudd raised more than $930. He’s a cancer survivor who has shaved his head six times for St. Baldrick’s. Adam Heck encouraged Webelos from Pack 380 to support the fundraiser. Tom Shannon Jr., cubmaster of Pack 380, promised donors he’d shave his head and his beard if donations reached $400. Shannon and his son, Colin, raised more than $1,200 combined. Shannon and his wife are both cancer survivors. Shannon said it has been more than 15 years since he’s been without a beard. Family members photographed Michael Wilson near the end of his hair cut. Wilson, 13, said his father and his uncle are his inspiration to participate in the fundraiser. His father lost his leg to cancer when he was 16 years old.

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