Local Volunteers Go Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Brave the Shave event to raise money to find the best treatments for kids with cancer
(St. Augustine, FL.) / (11/26/16) –The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Meehan’s Irish Pub on January 29, 2017, where more than 30 will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for lifesaving research.
Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer; one in five won’t survive, and those who do often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. Kids are special, and at St. Baldrick’s we treat them that way. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a future. That’s why donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $200 million to support the development of childhood cancer treatments that are as unique as every kid.
The Brave the Shave at Meehan’s Irish Pub will include local musicians, civic leaders, hospitality industry volunteers who are all coming together to raise funds for this most worthy cause. Please visit www.stbaldricks.org to learn more about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. You can also register to be a Shavee, Volunteer, donate or join an existing team. Are you brave enough?
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to innovative explorers who bring with them the promise of a future free from childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.