Gophers shave heads for pediatric cancer - KMSP-TV

Gophers shave heads for pediatric cancer

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Connor Cosgrove and Mia Tabberson Connor Cosgrove and Mia Tabberson

In 2010, Gophers walk-on wide receiver Connor Cosgrove was diagnosed with Leukemia. Monday, more 60 University of Minnesota student-athletes are showing their support for Cosgrove and those diagnosed with cancer.

In connection with St. Baldrick's, the U of M is raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Cosgrove came up with the idea and very quickly had commitments from 60 Gopher student-athletes including starting linebacker Mike Rallis, who has not cut his long locks in four years. That's almost as impressive as Mia Tabberson, who is the setter on the Gopher volleyball team and who is also shaving her head.

Donations to the Clip Cancer Cause can be made online or by calling 1-888-899-BALD (2253).

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