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Mother Road Brewing Company is teaming up with St. Baldrick’s of Northern Arizona for a fundraiser to help conquer childhood cancer. On Friday, March 15, participants can shave their head, volunteer or donate to the cause. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. there will be live music, beer and rewards for participants

Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

For many years, researchers struggled to give kids just a few more months of life. While many kids now survive, the search goes on for cures for many childhood cancers, according to stbaldricks.org.

“But even for kids who survive, the battle is not over. A recent study shows that because of the treatments they had as kids, by the time they’re 45, more than 95% of survivors will have a chronic health problem and 80% will have severe or life-threatening conditions.

So in addition to finding cures, a lot of research is focused on preventing the lifelong damage that results from surgeries, radiation and chemotherapies given while young bodies and brains are just developing,” according to stbaldricks.org.

There is less than $500 remaining to reach the $10,000 goal for the Northern Arizona location. To find out more or donate to the cause, visit stbaldricks.org/events/NorthernArizona2019.

Sierra Club presentation on fracking

On Thursday, March 14th, The Sierra Club of Northern Arizona will hold a special presentation at the Joe C. Montoya Community Center with guest speakers from nofrackingaz.org.

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Starting at 6 p.m., Lisa Test, President and Founder of nofrackingaz.org and Dr. Kevin Gibson, retired mining engineer will present on Protect Arizona’s Water, a 45 minute slide show depicting the negative impacts of fracking and mining for hydrocarbon and helium on groundwater.

Afterwards, there will be a discussion on how millions of acres of State Trust Land have been permitted by the Bureau Of Land Management for mining. Red Gap Ranch is just part of the current situation. This is a good chance to learn about what is happening in the Little Colorado River basin.

Pizza will be provided at this free event.

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Alexandra Wittenberg can be reached at 928-913-8624 and awittenberg@azdailysun.com.

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