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Support pediatric cancer research

Posted in Uncategorized by scarsonmsm on February 27, 2007

A quick note regarding my son Daniel, who is currently undergoing treatment for a Wilms’ tumor (Stage II/Favorable histology):

Our friend Justin Finn is going to shave his head in Daniel’s honor. Justin is part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which holds events all over the world around St. Patrick’s Day to raise money for children’s cancer research. Last year almost 12,000 people raised $8 million and shaved their heads as a sign of solidarity with children who have lost their hair to chemotherapy. We are grateful that Justin is one of these people and are honored that he has chosen to dedicate his shave to Daniel. Ironically, Daniel’s two treatments from completing his chemo and hasn’t lost his hair–I thought maybe they could find someone bald to start using Rogaine…

The mission of St Baldrick’s is to find a cure for childhood cancer. All donations go to directly to childhood cancer research. Specifically, the St Baldrick’s Foundation provides grants to hospitals and research groups who work together towards a cure for childhood cancer. The foundation also supports research fellowships, attracting some of the best and brightest medical doctors to pursue a career in pediatric oncology.

If you’d like more information or to sponsor Justin by donating to St Baldrick’s foundation, go to
Daniel’s story and photo are there, as well as Justin’s. If you have trouble with this link, just cut and paste or go to and search Daniel Carson under kids or Justin Finn under participants. Thank you!!


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