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Small sacrifices

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The Kiwanis Club of Crystal Lake would like to thank everyone who participated in our fourth annual St. Baldrick’s event in March. The public event held at McHenry County College raised almost $17,000, and the Crystal Lake South Key Club event raised more than $9,000!

Thank you to the members of our club and the community who shaved their heads in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while raising money for childhood cancer research. A big thank you to the barbers and hair stylists who donated their time to help at the events, and to everyone who made donations to support our shavees and barbers.

Losing some hair, which will grow back, giving up a few hours of time volunteering, or supporting the cause with a donation of money, goods or services is a small sacrifice compared with a child losing their battle with cancer and a family losing a precious loved one. Our small sacrifices can make a major contribution in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

Visit our website at www.kiwaniscrystallake.com or join us at one of our lunch meetings to find out how you can help make a difference in one of our service projects. We are actively looking for new members over the age of 18. Lunch is an hour of your time and you need to eat, right? We meet at noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Crystal Lake Country Club. I hope I see you there.

Amber L.M. Johnson

Board member, Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club

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