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Wheeling trustee shaves head for charity

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  • Wheeling Trustee Mary Krueger had her head shaved as part of a St. Baldrick's anticancer fundraiser.

       Wheeling Trustee Mary Krueger had her head shaved as part of a St. Baldrick's anticancer fundraiser.
    Deborah Donovan | Staff Photographer

 
 

It can be a sacrifice for anyone with treasured locks to go under the razor for a head shave at a St. Baldrick's event -- the annual fundraiser to fight childhood cancer.

But a woman working in the corporate world might have to think a little longer about the gesture.

Mary Krueger, freshman trustee for the village of Wheeling, stepped up with the firefighters union from Wheeling and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods March 22 and became the group's second-leading fundraiser.

"We had a blast," said Krueger, an executive assistant at Underwriters Laboratories in Northbrook. "People have mentioned (I look like) Sinead O'Connor."

The event at the H.O.M.E. bar in Prospect Heights raised $40,581 according to the organization's website, Stbaldricks.org. Krueger was the group's second-highest draw at $2,259.

And yes, donations are still accepted.

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