Nice Showing of Unity in Wauconda,IL.

Wauconda cop finds strength in co-workers after amputation
By Ruth Fuller | Special to the Tribune
February 22, 2008
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Digg Del.icio.us Facebook Fark Google Newsvine Reddit Yahoo Print Reprints Post comment Text size: Compared with the decision that faced Wauconda Police Officer Eric Schultz — whether to have his foot amputated to fight cancer — the one facing his co-workers was simple.

Twenty-two Wauconda police officers are among 39 men — including Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and Wauconda Police Chief Tony Jacobson, Deputy Chief Patrick Yost and Mayor Salvatore Saccomanno — who pledged to shave their heads Saturday to show solidarity with the youngest member of the force and raise money to fight childhood cancer.

The shaving will begin at 11 a.m. at the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce EXPO at Wauconda High School, 555 N. Main St. It is organized through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for childhood cancer research. Those who volunteer to be shorn can collect pledges or donations.


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