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Saturday fundraiser just outside Forest Grove aims to raise money for childhood cancer research

COURTESY PHOTO: ST. BALDRICKS FOUNDATION - About 15 locals signed up to have their heads shaved in Forest Grove Saturday to support childhood cancer research. More participants are wanted. Those who want to raise money for childhood cancer research can do two things in Forest Grove this Saturday: Shave their head or play golf.

All are invited to join in the festivities organized by the St. Baldrick's Foundation Saturday, Sept. 9, at Sunset Grove MC Shaver, 41615 N.W. Osterman Road in Forest Grove.

In an attempt to raise $5,000 to fund childhood cancer research, 15 community members so far have signed up to shave their heads. Mike and Abe Goodwin, Shawn Thompson, Adam Bush, Dante Cuestas-Thompson, Danny Packard, Tom Gay, Marc Miller, Coral and David Strickland, John Hammond, Dan Sullivan and Amber Thompson will be losing their locks.

The whole community is invited to join them in signing up for a head shaving, starting at 1 p.m., or to support those who've volunteered their hair. Those attached to their manes can participate in a fundraising golf tournament from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 9-hole Sunset Golf Club on site. Or simply make a donation.

Forest Grove resident Shannon Strickland is the event's St. Baldrick's Honored Kid. Shannon was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma in 2010. Three years later, she lost her battle with cancer.

Shannon's parents, Coral and David Strickland, will attend the event and speak to the importance of childhood cancer research in honor of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every month, 25,000 children across the world will be diagnosed with cancer.

Visit stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/12364/2017 for more information, to sign up or to donate.

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