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Paige Brouwer shaves the head of Mason Earley from Peotone, who was diagnosed in 2014 with a brain tumor on his optic nerve, during a St. Baldrick’s event Sunday, March 8, at Frankfort Black Belt Academy. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
2:39 am CDT March 12, 2020

Frankfort Black Belt Academy believes in fighting for causes. The organization wants to kick away cancer from kids. 

For the seventh year in a row, the academy sponsored a St. Baldrick’s event, this time to help three local youngsters living with the disease. 

One of them was 12-year-old Mason Earley from Wilmington. 

“I was diagnosed with a brain tumor when I was 7,” Earley said. “I was trying to pick up my legos and I couldn’t see them well. We went to four ophthalmologists before UIC found the tumor.”