Thursday, March 8, 2018

No Stranger to the Clippers

Clearing teen participates in St. Baldrick’s for 6th time

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

Clearing resident Andrew Moser has a date with a pair of hair clippers this month, but it’s old hat for the 15-year-old.

For the sixth year in a row, he will lose his locks to raise funds for the fight against cancer in children.

Moser will be called to go bald at a St. Baldrick's event set for
Sunday, March 18 at The Kerry Piper, 7900 S. Joliet Road, Willowbrook. The exact time has yet to be determined.

His goal is to raise $500 to help fund cancer research. As of Tuesday afternoon, five donors had put up $185. Those interested in helping are encouraged to visit click here:

“I just wanted to do something positive to help fight cancer,” Moser recalled about his start with St. Baldrick’s at age 9, sparked by the participation of his Uncle Eric. “I’ve just stuck with it every year since then.” 

Once he loses his blond hair, he will get his customary kiss of gratitude and pride from his mother, Chelli.
In a photo from 2014, Andrew receives a congratulatory kiss from his mom, Chelli.

“I’m proud of him,” she said. “He was raised to think about the needs of others and the world around him—and this is one example of how he does this. He’s always been a good boy on his way to growing up to be a good man.”

Andrew will be collecting donations for St. Baldrick's in front of Fair Share Finer Foods, 63rd and Narragansett, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a not-for-profit charity based in Monrovia, Calif. that began in 1999 as little more than a fun idea among three friends, yet has mushroomed into a movement. Last year, St. Baldrick’s participants raised more than $34 million, and the foundation over the years has given more than $127 million in grants to scientific research projects around the world, making it second in the U.S.—only to the federal government—in funding to fight childhood cancer.

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