Solidarity with children

To the Editor:

The Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club’s Santa Run for Kids was a very successful event last December that helped to benefit many local charities. Families were able to get involved in something healthy and have fun doing it together. Now is your chance to get involved again to benefit children all over the country fighting pediatric cancer.

This year, our club is holding its fourth annual St. Baldrick’s event at McHenry County College. Members of our club and the community will be shaving their heads on March 15 in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while raising money for childhood cancer research. I am honored to be a volunteer for this event for the fourth year and invite you to join us.

Losing some hair, which will grow back, giving up a few hours of time volunteering, or supporting the cause with a donation of money, goods or services is a small sacrifice compared with a child losing a battle with cancer and a family losing a precious loved one.  Our small sacrifices can make a major contribution in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Visit www.kiwaniscrystallake.com or join us at one of our lunch meetings to find out how you can help make a difference. It’s an hour of your time, and you need to eat, right? We meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at noon at the Crystal Lake Country Club. I hope I see you there.

Amber LM Johnson

Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club board member