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Weston Wristbands Support Kids With Cancer

For just a few dollars, Weston students and residents can rally to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity that has raised more than $100 million for life-saving pediatric cancer research.

"Since finding out that I have leukemia in February, so many people have asked how they can help," said Sam Bieler, an eighth-grader at Weston Middle School who is beginning his third month of chemotherapy. "What I've learned from St. Baldrick's is that every dollar spent on research counts in the fight against cancer."

The St. Baldrick's fundraiser is being organized in support of Sam and other children in town who are undergoing cancer treatment and for the 160,000 children every year who are diagnosed with leukemia and other forms of cancer.

Through Friday, student and parent volunteers will sell green "Let's Conquer Kids' Cancer" wristbands for $2 each or three for $5 during lunch at Weston Middle School and Weston High School and also in Weston Town Center. Proceeds will benefit St. Baldrick's work in funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers.

Wristbands will also go on sale during Weston's Memorial Day Fair, where a St. Baldrick's "Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids' Cancer" event will be held at a booth May 28. The event will bring together local residents willing to shave their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, while raising money from friends, family and colleagues for St. Baldrick's.

For more information about the St. Baldrick's Foundation and how to become a shavee at the Weston Memorial Day Fair, visit www.stbaldricks.org and visit the "Weston CT Memorial Day Fair" page or call Lynda Crowell at 203-984-6438.

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