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Christ the King Catholic School Joins St. Baldrick's Fox Chicago Schools Challenge

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We're getting closer to shave day as part of our St. Baldricks Fox Chicago Schools Challenge.

Over the last several years with your help we've raised $3.5 million for kids cancer research. All money goes to hospitals here in our area.

In the heart of Chicago's Beverly Neighborhood lies Christ the King Grammar School is a bastion of faith, hope and love.

"The teachers are great. The kids are great and I just like being here," eighth grader Molly O'Malley said.

Our St. Baldricks Fox Schools Challenge has really hit home here.

Eighth grader Bradley McNicholas lost his brother John to a brain tumor in January. He was just 15.

"He was a great person. He was a great baseball player. He started first base at the St. Rita freshman team. He was diagnosed in January and it was so fast but in the end he went peacefully."

Jack McShane, 9, is in remission from leukemia.

"I'm feeling better," McShane said.

Little Annie O'Malley is 5 years old. She is actively fighting leukemia, but wanted to talk more about her favorite cartoon.

"Who lives in a pineapple under the sea," I asked.

"Sponge Bob!"

Christ the King raised more money than any other grammar or elementary school. They raised over $50,000 last year.

Ruth Guest is a proud CK parent and organizer of Baldrick's here. She is confident once again they'll rise to the occasion.

"We are really motivated this year for obvious reasons," Guest said.

So Brad, Annie and Jack and the good folks at CK have got your back!

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