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My Town: Shaved heads and blood donations add up to $16,000 for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids
My Town: Shaved heads and blood donations add up to $16,000 for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Shaved heads and blood donations are adding up to a big boost for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

The organization today accepted two checks from Blue Care Network, Michigan Blood and Grand Valley State University’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity, totaling more than $16,000.

The check from BCN and Michigan Blood comes from LaughFest-related blood drives. BCN donated $5,060, which was matched dollar for dollar through the High Five Campaign, which benefits child cancer, grief and emotional support programs provided by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

The second check came from Delta Tau Delta, which raised more than $6,500 through a head-shaving event held after a fraternity member’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides emotional support for people battling cancer, as well as their loved ones.  GCGR is located at 1806 Bridge Street NW.

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