Shaven Rabbis Near Anti-Cancer Fundraising Goal

CHICAGO (KRON) — Three dozen close-shaven rabbis say they’re close to reaching their goal to raise $613,000 in honor of a young boy who lost his battle with cancer.

The “36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave” campaign has so far raised more than 93% of the goal. People are pledging money for the shaven rabbis in honor of Samuel Asher Sommer, the son of one of the project’s founders who passed away in December of Leukemia.

How to Donate to the St. Baldrick Campaign

Supporters describe the project participants as “very devoted rabbis who are yearning to do something. We couldn’t save Sammy; perhaps, though, we can save others like him. And spare other parents like Phyllis and Michael from the pain of telling their child that there is nothing that the doctors can do to save his life.”

As of the latest count, more than 70 people had agreed to shave in honor of Sammy.

(Copyright 2014, KRON 4, All rights reserved.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s