January 11, 2012 - Each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the United States and Canada.
On Saturday, March 10, Vernon Hills Police Department members will be teaming up with St. Baldrick's to conduct an event at Westfield Hawthorn here in Vernon Hills. These volunteers will be shaving their heads to show their solidarity with kids living with cancer and to raise money for life-saving cancer research. The VHPD members hope to raise at least $5,000 at this event.
St. Baldrick's is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
Last year, St. Baldrick's raised over $28 millions at 1048 events around the world. 45,325 participants shaved their heads for the children living with this terrible disease. 5,274 of them were females!
To make a donation to the VHPD event, click here. Donations can also be made (and pictures taken) at the event on March 10th. For more information about this event, please contact Officer Jim Koch by e-mail. For more information on St. Baldrick's, click here.
Come out to Westfield Hawthorn and see some cops go bald for the kids!