From 3PM -well after 7PM John and Patricia O'Sullivan of Oak Lawn, Illinois shepherded volunteers and the action in the square ring to benefit families afflicted by Cancer - Kids with Cancer in particular.
The St. Baldrick's Fight for the Cure Event that featured a full card of young heroes from the Leo High School, Boxing Club, the Celtic Boxing Club, and the great Martin McGarry's Gym and Boxing School.
During the action in the ring the real warriors were to be seen on the huge stage above the boxing ring, where volunteer masters of the tonsorial arts sheared the locks of young, old, male and female Cancer Combatants. For hours kids, moms, dads, uncles and pals lined up to have their hair shave off their heads. One gentleman had hair that Willie Nelson would envy. All eyes turned to his sacrifice of hair that seems to have been rooted during the Carter Adminsistration. God bless this guy!
Hundreds of people jammed the massive 115 Bourbon Street facility. In the ring the young boxers from the three clubs went at it hard and fast, referee'd by the great James Kitchen and witnessed by Heavy World Champion Ernie Terrell.
Prize trophies were awarded by Dorothy Brown, Jesse White, Leo Legend Robert W. Foster, and Leo President Dan McGrath as well as other luminaries of the community and political world.
All through this great work, John and Tricia O'Sullivan fought the great fight and our community had their backs.
Thank You Tricia, John, the Newly Bald, the Volunteers, the Boxers, and the great people of the south side.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
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