Mom shaving her head for childhood cancer research after 2 kids diagnosed with cancer

June 7, 2013 8:18:51 PM PDT
A Chicago-area mom is shaving her head to raise money for child cancer research, after two of her children are diagnosed with cancer.

Tara Lesorgen is joining dozens of other mothers and St. Baldrick's in a fundraiser for childhood cancer research. They will be cutting their hair for the "46 Mommas Shave for the Brave" later this June in San Antonio, Texas.

Lesorgen says they chose "46" because 46 children are diagnosed with cancer every day.

So far the group has raised more than $1 million for childhood cancer research.

Lesorgen's daughter Mattea was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was just 9-weeks-old. Her son Maddox received the same diagnosis at 7-months. Both have been through numerous surgeries and are "stable" as of this spring.

Lesorgen says she hopes that one day parents won't have to put their children through cancer treatments that may cause serious health issues in the future.

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