Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division Braves the Shave for Pediatric Cancer Research

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division Braves the Shave for Pediatric Cancer Research

Students, faculty, and staff at Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Division helped raise $2,000 for pediatric cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s Day event held at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine on Friday, April 24.

“The event was coordinated by medical, nursing, and graduate students. It gave us a great opportunity to work as an interprofessional team and draw on each other’s strengths,” said Patrick Kramer, first-year medical student and one of the event organizers.

Nine people went bald, having the hair on their heads shaved off to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Two of the participants were family members of children who are receiving cancer treatment at Loyola University Health System.

“This was a great way to engage with our community and patients as well as raise money for an important cause,” Kramer said.

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