Karen Cozens is shaving her head to raise money for childhood cancer research.


 

Many of you know Karen and Lloyd Cozens from St Bridget Catholic Church. You may not know they suffered a tragic loss when their son passed away from cancer while in college. “Christian passed away April 1, 2016 and our grief is profound. We try to live every day to honor his passion for life.” Their most recent effort to honor Christian is to raise money in association with St Baldrick’s Foundation to support childhood cancer research. Karen will participate in their annual head-shaving event in March.

 

This bold act of baldness has gained major momentum since its start in 2000. Today, we have more than 1,000 head-shaving events taking place around the world at pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, firehouses, military bases – you name it; now’s your chance to make a difference in a fun and meaningful way.

 

Jonathan Hamer runs the RVA St. Baldrick’s event at the Church Hill Irish Festival (March 24-25, 2018). St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer- and donor-powered charity that funds research to find cures for childhood cancer.  Head shaving is one of its primary fundraisers, and individual “shavees” raise money by seeking donations from individuals/groups in advance of getting their heads shaved. Please consider supporting Karen in her effort to raise research money, and to honor her son Christian.

 

Karen’s personal fundraising page, where you can submit our K of C donation, is . . .  (https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/951859/2018#content).  You may also respond to the Knights of Columbus, Council 5476 for more information and donation options.

 

Thank you for your consideration in support of this great cause in honor of Christian and his family.

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