Saturday, December 25, 2010

St. Baldrick's Reminder

Mark your calendars:
  • ‘Twas the night before Christmas and kids in their beds,
    Dreamed only of Santa bringing hair for their heads.
    They lost it to chemo that mixture of meds,
    It’s helpful, but boy side effects how they dread.

    Doctors and nurses provide such great care,
    And research is hoping a cure is more near.
    Research costs money and that is a fact,
    But some try to help so they make a pact.

    They’ll shave their heads, and help raise some money,
    And for a couple of weeks they’ll look kind of funny.
    Each March us coppers all band together,
    For children like Tommy, Sally and Heather.

    These kids and others fight this terrible disease,
    While parents and family pray down on their knees.
    The pain and uncertainty is what is most worse,
    When dealing with cancer that seems like a curse.

    The kids are amazing and take it in stride,
    With such strength and fortitude their own pain they hide
    Bone cancer, leukemia and names that are long,
    Won’t conquer these kids who all seem so strong.

    They need the support from the poor and the wealthy,
    Call family and friends, let’s make them all healthy.
    St. Baldrick’s is conquering cancer each day,
    Sign up and help us, the cure’s on the way!

The 2011 website for the Academy event is now up and ready for you to sign up, go to THIS LINK HERE, click on "get involved" then "be a shavee" and follow the prompts. The Area 2 and Area 5 web sites will be up shortly. The events will all be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 0700 - 1700 hours to accommodate all watches. If you have any questions you can e-mail me at or click on the link under event organizer.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go green mclovin!

12/25/2010 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

**UPDATE** for all my brothers and sisters out here who sponsored my Daughter Reece..a few years back..she is now 3 1/2..tumor free (knock on wood) and has good eye sight in her remaining eye. she is attending pre-school..and shows no ill effects from the Chemo....Again Thank you..LIFM...

12/25/2010 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Police Lieutenants Association once again challenges all the other police unions to see who can raise the most for St. Baldrick's. This as a great cause and remember it will grow back.

12/25/2010 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather do St. Baldrick's than that damn SSI Parade...Count Me In

12/25/2010 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an awesome organization... Next to the US Government, St Baldricks funds more pediatric cancer research than any other organization... These funds save these kids lives!!! Trust me I know , my daughter was saved because of the persistent research and clinical studies / trials. Merry X-mas
Joe Martorano
Sara Martorano diagnosed November 2008 stage 4 nephroblastoma..... December, 2010 (N.E.D.) No Evidence of Disease!!!!!

12/25/2010 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous 189 said...

oe Martorano
Sara Martorano diagnosed November 2008 stage 4 nephroblastoma..... December, 2010 (N.E.D.) No Evidence of Disease!!!!!

12/25/2010 03:25:00 PM

Hey Joey Motts -

That is GREAT news!

God bless Sara and your family - it brings a tear to my eye to hear such great news on this blessed day.

Hope many of you CPD Officers can brave up, mount up, and shave off this year!

12/25/2010 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/26/2010 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That effin' parade! Good riddance to bad news. Stay in Orland forever just don't forget to come back and collect all your assholes from the burbs who claim to be "Chicago's Irish" I rish you were banned for life.

12/26/2010 10:58:00 AM  

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