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Hair Today, Gone March 25: Help Patch Editor Raise Money to Fight Cancer

If Frankfort Patch editor Joe Vince earns at least $250 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, he'll go from redheaded to bald-headed. Find out how you can donate.

I'll admit that despite being four U.S. presidents removed from high school I can sometimes be susceptible to peer pressure. This has led to some rather unfortunate fashion and grooming choices in the past (hello, ironic Hawaiian shirts).

That's why it seems appropriate that at and have pushed me to participate in Frankfort's St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser Sunday, March 25, at . The event, which is being organized by the Frankfort Police Department, has a goal of $10,000, and it's about halfway to it.

My goal is to raise at least $250 for the charity that helps fund cancer research for children. If I reach that goal, I will go from redheaded to bald-headed. And if I hit just $100, I will shave off my facial hair.

Interested in helping out? Here's how you can get involved:

I'll be posting updates on Frankfort Patch and the site's Facebook page.

Kirsten March 13, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Look forward to seeing you there, and going bald. My 9-yr old daughter has already raised over $1000, and is counting the days until she shaves her head.
Joe Vince (Editor) March 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM
@Kristen: Thanks! I think getting rid of my facial hair will be more upsetting than the hair on my head. That's great to hear about your daughter. What's her name? And feel free to post a link to her donation page in the comments section. I look forward to meeting her March 25. Joe Vince Local Editor, Frankfort
Kirsten March 15, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I really need to learn to READ, not skim. I thought you were going to be at the event in New Lenox on the 23rd. (This one must have formed after I signed Lauren up.) Will you be there to cheer on Michael Sewall? My daughter is Lauren Peterson, and she is a 4th grader at Mokena Intermediate. Here is a link to her page, http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/participantid/516951

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