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Nine Irish Brothers hosts 5th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser

Heather Stenger of Lafayette, co-organized a St. Baldrick's fundraiser right here in the Greater Lafayette area.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 12:17 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2018 5:00 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The nationally known St. Baldrick's Foundation found support in Lafayette this afternoon.

The foundation was created to support and fundraise for research to end childhood cancers.

Heather Stenger of Lafayette, co-organized a St. Baldrick's fundraiser right here in the Greater Lafayette area. The event was created in honor of her mother's sudden passing 5 years ago. She said her mother's biggest charitable passion was working to end childhood cancer.

The event is free but people are encouraged to donate and even shave their heads to support the kids.

“Because of those treatments, they lose their hair and they don't have a choice so we can voluntarily lose our hair,” said Stenger. “We're here for you, we're doing this for you and we're standing here beside you,” Said Stenger.

Stenger said it wouldn't be possible without the people who volunteer their time. We have so many people who come from all over… other states, who come in to help us on this event and it's just amazing, we could not do it without them,” said Stenger.

Stenger said the event brings in more people each year. It's always been held at Nine Irish Brothers in Lafayette but she said they may have to look at bigger spaces for next year.

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