Childhood cancer survivors, hospital host fundraiser for research

WHAT:

The Children’s Hospital University of Illinois will host an annual head-shaving event to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Staff, physicians and families of children with cancer volunteer each year to have their heads shaved in support of childhood cancer research.

WHEN:

Feb. 16
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE:

University of Illinois Hospital
1740 W. Taylor St.

DETAILS:

The children’s hospital at UI Health provides comprehensive services to children and adolescents with cancer, leukemia, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation began as a challenge between friends and has since grown into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research.