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Betty Shock of Fallston gets high fives from fellow runners as she finishes a community run in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims, organized by Charm City Run, in Bel Air, Md., on Monday April 22, 2013.
Betty Shock of Fallston gets high fives from fellow runners as she finishes a community run in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims, organized by Charm City Run, in Bel Air, Md., on Monday April 22, 2013. (Brian Krista / Patuxent Publishing)

Are you ready to help SHOCK cancer?

If yes, then Looney's in Bel Air is the place to be Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m. as Shock Cancer holds its 10th annual Shock Rock event to continue the organization's fight against the dreaded disease.

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"We are huge supporters of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which we've been a part of for a while, because my mom had Hodgkins-Lymphoma and they were there for us," Chelsea Shock said.

It was a young Chelsea Shock, now 24, who came to know cancer first-hand after mom, Betty Shock, was diagnosed with Hodgkins-Lymphoma. Chelsea was 11.

Nine months later Betty was deemed cancer free and some five years later, Betty remained in remission and Chelsea went all in to 'Shock Cancer.'

So much so that after a 14-year lacrosse career came to an end in Chelsea's senior year at John Carroll, Shock Cancer was formed and it's been full steam ahead ever since.

"All of the money, 100 percent of it goes to cancer research. One of our end goals is to be able to buy a house and allow families whose child is battling cancer to live in this house for a year with no cost," Chelsea Shock said. "Everything paid for so they can spend every moment with their child as they are battling this illness. It's kind of like a Ronald McDonald House, but in a different way. That is what our angle and our dream is to do, but as of now all of our money is going to research."

At Looney's there will be a $10 entry fee (donation) for all who will enjoy raffles, live music, food and drinks. Providing the music are bands Never Ending Fall, Under the Covers and Crushing Day.

Chelsea's dad, Mike, did an event to raise money in 2006 while he was fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year. That event essentially became Shock Rock once Shock Cancer was developed.

Shock Cancer is 501-C-3 organization.

"It's a family organization, we all partake in it, for sure," Chelsea said. That includes mom, dad, Chelsea and younger brother, Mikey.

Chelsea, meanwhile, is also pursuing a doctorate in nurse practitioning at the University of Maryland.



Harford County’s “Choose Civility” campaign kicked off with a breakfast event at the Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp on Wednesday.
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