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St. Baldricks Schools Challenge Raises Almost $1M to Fight Kids Cancer

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Just about all of the heads have been shaved, the hair is growing back and the dollars have been counted, and you answered the call again.

$915,000 and counting: Another successful year for our Saint Baldrick’s FOX Chicago Schools Challenge.

Roughly 3,200 shavees from more than 50 area schools joined us in raising money and awareness to fight kids’ cancer.

This year, Chicago favorite the Ides of March kept the beat for us at U.S. Cellular with an assist from fan favorite Ron "The Roof" Kittle.

This mission has its roots with a simple premise: Our St. Baldricks Challenge is all about telling the stories of kids helping kids.

Like Annie O'Malley at Beverly's Christ the King Grammar School, who is 5 years old and fighting leukemia, and her classmates, who are there to help.

One school after another, one hoops challenge after another and after many attempts, success!

One amazing teen, Michael Melchiorre FROM Frances Xavier Warde School raised over $100,000.

As Sox Pitcher John Danks proves over and over, with this effort everyone wins as we work in unison for a cure. Danks’ cousin Cooper has leukemia, but he is now in remission.

With the hope that one day pediatric cancer, and all cancer for that matter, will be something kids learn about in a history book, together we can make a difference!

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