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    Cops go bald!

    I know a lot of members have to be frustrated with me always finding bad cop stories . . . but, here's an outstandingly great cop story.

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/n...ltz_s1.article

    WAUCONDA - When Officer Eric Schultz started losing his hair from chemo treatment a few weeks ago, he never imagined it would result in the unity he saw Saturday.
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    More than 70 people - the majority police officers from Wauconda and surrounding communities - shaved their heads at WHS Saturday to support Schultz and benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money for pediatric cancer.
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    Some women even got in on the action. Johnna Garrett, a dispatcher at Wauconda cut 10 inches of her jet black hair to donate to Locks of Love, which uses the hair to make wigs for chemo patients.

    By the end of the day more than 70 heads had been shaved, and Wauconda police raised an estimated $18,000, which was well above the initial goal of $5,000, said Deputy Chief Patrick Yost.

    In a few months the story will get even better. When treatment is complete Schultz is expected to be fitted for a prosthetic foot, and will likely rejoin the force.
    Last edited by golfmom; 02-24-2008 at 03:42 PM.

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    Wink

    This is great, another wonderful story.
    Tks for sharing

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    Awww...

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    Great story, thanks for posting golfmom. How wonderful they supported him this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfmom View Post
    I know a lot of members have to be frustrated with me always finding bad cop stories . . . but, here's an outstandingly great cop story.

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/n...ltz_s1.article

    WAUCONDA - When Officer Eric Schultz started losing his hair from chemo treatment a few weeks ago, he never imagined it would result in the unity he saw Saturday.
    ......
    More than 70 people - the majority police officers from Wauconda and surrounding communities - shaved their heads at WHS Saturday to support Schultz and benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money for pediatric cancer.
    ........

    Some women even got in on the action. Johnna Garrett, a dispatcher at Wauconda cut 10 inches of her jet black hair to donate to Locks of Love, which uses the hair to make wigs for chemo patients.

    By the end of the day more than 70 heads had been shaved, and Wauconda police raised an estimated $18,000, which was well above the initial goal of $5,000, said Deputy Chief Patrick Yost.

    In a few months the story will get even better. When treatment is complete Schultz is expected to be fitted for a prosthetic foot, and will likely rejoin the force.

    I admire what these officers did but Locks of Love is a scam.
    I cringe whenever I hear that someone donated to them.
    They are not in good standing with the BBB and they sell the majority of the wigs they make not donated like they claim.

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    Here's there BBB report, they are in good standing. And just a casual glance at the numbers looks o.k. for a non-profit.

    http://charityreports.bbb.org/Public...harityID=1839#

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    Here's a report on the controversy: http://ezinearticles.com/?Locks-Of-L...ersy&id=445833

    I donate blood regularly and I know that they resell it to hospitals. I work for a junior golf program and we often sell clubs donated to fund our programs. I'm not sure I understand the difference or why the controversy that the charity sells hair to help support themselves.

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    I've read before that if you've dyed or had other chemicals on your hair, Locks of Love won't use it. Does anyone know? I had a couple of coworkers who were growing their hair out to donate and I mentioned what I had heard and they told me no way, they take it all.


    Here's a NY Times article that answers my question.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/fa...erland&emc=rss

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfmom View Post
    I know a lot of members have to be frustrated with me always finding bad cop stories . . .
    I wouldn't call it "frustrated" but I did wonder if you hated all cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntegrity View Post
    I wouldn't call it "frustrated" but I did wonder if you hated all cops.
    Nope, but I can't help being fascinated by those who's sworn duty is to uphold the law and go bad . . .


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    This is an awesome story. Its so good to hear that good things still happen.



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