Shaving heads to fight pediatric cancer at UI Health


The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System 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 to support childhood cancer research and fellowships. To sign up to be a “shavee” or to volunteer or donate, visit


Thursday, Feb. 19; 8 to 10 a.m.


University of Illinois Hospital

1740 W. Taylor St.


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 grown into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research.

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