Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Baldrick's Thank You

Lots of shiny heads out there lately, but all for a good cause:
  • St. Baldrick’s 2011 has come to a close for the Chicago Police events and was an outstanding success! 343 brave participants (42 more than last year) shaved their heads in solidarity with the kids who lose their hair during chemo while raising a preliminary number of $120,000!!!! That total will increase as late donations and matching gifts from companies trickle in, so I fully expect we will surpass last year’s dollar total of $130,270 once everything is tallied up by St. Baldrick’s. There are also several CPD members and family members that participate in events at their schools or other local establishments who are to be commended for their involvement as well.

    Thank you to all who participated, contributed and volunteered to help, this is only as successful as the people who make it happen. The volunteers at all three events ROCK!

    Also, a special thanks from me to Anne Zamzow and Bill Murphy for coordinating the Area 5 and Area 2 events which keep getting better every year. Thank you also to you SCC for all of your help getting the word out again this year. Ten people walked in to the Area 2 event and registered in a direct response to your last posting and countless others signed up as well after your other postings about the event.

    New this year, we had outstanding help from students at Arlington Academy, a beauty school in Buffalo Grove, and from Trucoci University of Beauty Culture in Chicago who made the experience better than it’s ever been for the participants so thank you to all of the staff and students that came to help out.

    The children who benefit from the advancements made in the life saving research that is funded by St. Baldrick’s are the beneficiaries of all of the effort put forward and on their behalf, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Bill O’Reilly
Well done Officers! Truly a worthwhile and fun event.



Anonymous 620 said...

Had a great time and will do it again for sure next year. LOVED that it was at 22 and not at the area. I was able to run down, get shaved and get on with my day. I only wish they had some pictures of before and after.

3/16/2011 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my head has never looked, let's take care of those eyebrows........
Unit 603

3/16/2011 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Area 2 Saint Baldrick's said...

Hey 620:

Try this link:

It will have about ten pages of pictures and a short video from the event in Area 2.

If you need something more, send an E-mail to the event organizer.

3/16/2011 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the best year yet. The group I raised money with this year hit the $500K mark!

3/16/2011 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photos from Area5/025 St Baldricks 2011 are at

3/16/2011 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job by Bill Murphy. Also, great job by my fellow officers from 004. You represented the Department and District well. Great Offciers, but even better people.

3/16/2011 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Musical Memories In Motion said...

UPDATE from Anne Z in A5. The counting is still going on with funds still coming in. Anne says they have passed last years mark by $13,000.00 dollars.

A5/025 St Baldricks 2011 has collected some $63,000.00 so far with more money coming in! Great job to all who attended!!

Photos from the day at Area 5 can be downloaded for free at

This years video is in the works and should be available for viewing within a week or so. If you have any song ideas post them please!

3/16/2011 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From A dad that has a child with Cancer Thank you all from the Bottom of my heart. A.Baumann 7847

**update** on her ..Reece..she is going to be 4 this year still going through exams .but good news no new tumors. all the other kids and parents out my thoughts and Prayers always..T

3/16/2011 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area 5 was a great event and gets better every year!! Thanks again Ann, Greg and all the great sponsors.. St Baldricks is a great organization they fund more pediatric cancer research than any other charity second only to the US Government...
Joe Martorano

3/16/2011 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill and his family are a class act. His wife and daughter are there all day at the Academy helping out. Congratulations, Bill. Let's do it again!

3/16/2011 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MARCH 29th 6:00 PM ~ 12 midnight
prizes & raffles / buy your ticket at the door

3/16/2011 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wagonman says

Sgt Bill O'Reilly is a good man

3/16/2011 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Greg G. from 017 for all the great photographs and all your time spent posting over 1500 photos to share with all participants! It is sincerely appreciated!

3/16/2011 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I only wish they had some pictures of before and after."

You don't own a camera?

If it was so important for you to complain about, why didn't you bring a camera. (My bald head pictures are on my computer's screan saver.)

We must become self reliant. You think something should be done, do it yourself. It is so much easier to complain, complain, complain.

3/17/2011 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Baldy Sour said...

Great job Murph! Thanks for the pictures and the video and I really liked the "wish you were" message. See you next year!

3/18/2011 07:37:00 AM  

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