Skinner Girl To Shave Head for Childhood Cancer Research

Logan, a Skinner 6th grader, is one courageous and committed girl. Not only has she decided to shave her long hair to raise money for childhood cancer research, she has recruited schoolmates and friends to start “Team Skinner” for the cause!

“I’m shaving my head in March to support kids with cancer because my mom had cancer when she was my age and because one of my elementary school friends was diagnosed with cancer during 1st grade,” said Logan. “It’s lucky they made it but some kids still die. I want kids with cancer to keep fighting and hope they get to see that light at the end of the tunnel.”

Logan’s mom, Kelley, survived three years of chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments in her teens. To celebrate her past 25 years of life, the family organized a hair shaving fundraiser on March 9th at the Oriental Theater to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-governmental funder of childhood research grants. The Foundation has granted over $100 million to hundreds of childhood cancer research projects since 2005.

Logan has set up her own webpage at http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/587263/2013 and has asked friends, teachers and family members to attend, volunteer and donate. Her family hopes that the Skinner community will support the fundraiser, which is open to the public to watch, volunteer or donate hair or funds. There will be face paining and other kid-friendly activities.

“My husband and I were extremely surprised when Logan told us in January that she would shave her hair to raise money for the event because she loves wearing her longhair in headbands and ponytails,” said Kelley. “We are incredibly proud of her for doing this unselfish act, something almost unthinkable for a girl of her age.”

Every three minutes, a child somewhere is diagnosed with cancer.  In the U.S., one in five children diagnosed will not survive; of those who do, two out of three will suffer long-term effects from treatment.

WHAT: St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research

WHEN: March 9th from 9:00 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave.

WHY: Raise money for childhood cancer, support Skinner cancer survivors and families

MORE INFO: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/kelleysoriental

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