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April 2, 2015

OSU-CHS students, staff to shave heads for childhood cancer research

St. Baldricks

OSU-CHS students, staff and administrators will be shaving their heads on April 18 at a special event to raise money for childhood cancer research.

‘Grow It, Shave It, Beat It’ will be from 2-4 p.m. in Founders Hall. The event includes live music, food and a silent auction fundraiser. About 20 volunteers, which include medical students and OSU-CHS staff and administrators, will have their heads shaved, bangs cut or beards trimmed in solidarity with kids with cancer.

Two local children, Jonah and Joy, will be honored at the event. Jonah, 14, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 5 and eventually had his leg amputated to save his life. Joy, 4, was diagnosed with leukemia and should complete treatment in December.

Proceeds from the event will go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children's cancer research. The fundraiser is spearheaded by OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association. The group set a goal of raising $20,000 this year for the foundation. For more information or to donate to the cause, visit the event website.

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