Local teen participates in fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research

By on March 31, 2012

SUGAR GROVE—It takes a community to cure childhood cancer.

Michael Deja of Sugar Grove participated last week in a fundraiser event to benefit The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. Members of the community shaved their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raised money for life-saving children’s cancer research.

Deja, a sophomore at Kaneland High School, raised over $200 for the cause. As a group, the event raised more than $4,000.

Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and it remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States.

With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant funds are critical to continue the battle against this devastating disease.

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