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Haircut and raffle result in significant money for cancer research

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  • Stacy Clark of Carpentersville has her head shaved while participating in the St. Baldrick's fundraiser Sunday at Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill on Algonquin Road in Hoffman Estates. Clark works at a day care and said she wanted to participate after a child at the day care center was diagnosed with cancer.

       Stacy Clark of Carpentersville has her head shaved while participating in the St. Baldrick's fundraiser Sunday at Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill on Algonquin Road in Hoffman Estates. Clark works at a day care and said she wanted to participate after a child at the day care center was diagnosed with cancer.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Maureen Maguire of Cary has her head shaved by Devin Dalakouras while participating in the St. Baldrick's head shaving event Sunday at Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill in Hoffman Estates. Maguire raised $1,270 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

       Maureen Maguire of Cary has her head shaved by Devin Dalakouras while participating in the St. Baldrick's head shaving event Sunday at Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill in Hoffman Estates. Maguire raised $1,270 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Matt Popovich of Algonquin has his head shaved by Cheryl Lyons while participating in Sunday's the St. Baldrick's fundraiser at Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill in Hoffman Estates. Popovich said he heard about the event on the radio and thought it was a win-win. "If I was going to get a haircut anyway (I) might as well make it worth something," he said.

       Matt Popovich of Algonquin has his head shaved by Cheryl Lyons while participating in Sunday's the St. Baldrick's fundraiser at Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill in Hoffman Estates. Popovich said he heard about the event on the radio and thought it was a win-win. "If I was going to get a haircut anyway (I) might as well make it worth something," he said.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kathy and Kristy Esterquest, from Hoffman Estates and Crystal Lake, respectively, purchase raffle tickets Sunday from St. Baldrick's event organizer Carol Bishop of Palatine. Bishop is a stylist at Rue 62 Salon in Hoffman Estates, which co-hosted the event with 1st Place Sports Bar & Grill.

       Kathy and Kristy Esterquest, from Hoffman Estates and Crystal Lake, respectively, purchase raffle tickets Sunday from St. Baldrick's event organizer Carol Bishop of Palatine. Bishop is a stylist at Rue 62 Salon in Hoffman Estates, which co-hosted the event with 1st Place Sports Bar & Grill.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
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The Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill in Hoffman Estates hosted a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event Sunday, and childhood cancer research came up a big winner.

Rue 62 stylist and event organizer Carol Bishop said 21 people signed up to get their heads shaved while also raising more than $13,000. Bishop, of Palatine, said Sunday morning she was expecting more donations from walk-ins and money from the raffle that was being held, predicting that by the end of the day there could be about $25,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

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"It was the most incredible experience and journey of my life," Bishop said of the big day.

Stacy Clark of Carpentersville said she felt compelled to get her hair cut after one of the children at the day care facility she works was diagnosed with cancer.

"It feels good and freeing," Clark said after getting her hair cut.

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