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St. Baldricks at Jeremiah Joes

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2012

St. Baldrick’s Ottawa area fundraisers this year will get close to last year’s totals. Rita Chovan, Ottawa coordinator, brought the event to Jeremiah Joe’s in Ottawa nine years ago. At that location Saturday, 16 stylists shave one hundred thirty heads in four hours. Chovan thinks she raised 45,000 between on-line donations and store collections Saturday. With 13-thousand from private school events, it makes the grand total close to 60-thousand. That compares to 64,000 thousand last year. There were tears as some heads were shaved Saturday. Chovan said it wasn’t out of fear but …. rememberance. St. Baldricks raises funds to fight childhood cancer through research and other activities. Their website is st baldricks dot org.

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