Preschoolers join St. Baldrick’s campaign

St. Baldrick's Ali Borgen

Ali Borgen.

The Grand Forks Herald posted a heartwarming story March 8. A group of preschoolers in Petersburg, ND, raised money for St. Baldrick’s in honor of Ali Borgen, a North Dakota St. Baldrick’s honoree who lost her battle with cancer in January 2011.

Ali’s friend, Farrah Heitkamp, will be at the North Dakota St. Baldrick’s event March 16, presenting a check from the funds raised by the preschoolers. Ali’s family will also be there. Her dad, Rich Borgen, will have his head shaved!

Read the story: With smiles for Ali Borgen, Tolna, ND, preschoolers join campaign against childhood cancer

Excerpt:

Some of the children took smiley magnets on family trips or sent them to relatives in Florida and other distant places. One young entrepreneur insisted he sold one to a horse.

“They walk around and tell me they’re fighting cancer,” Poehls said. “They’re pretty proud of themselves. Some know what it is and some don’t. You have to be a little careful, talking about serious illness with such young children.

“They had to practice their little selling speech: ‘It costs $5 or whatever you want to give me. If you have just a dollar, I’ll take a dollar. If you have $1 million, I’ll take $1 million.’ ”

They didn’t get any million-dollar offers. But most people gave well more than a dollar. Read more…

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