What if someone told you that one of the tools to fight childhood cancer is a pair of clippers? Sound ridiculous? Well it’s true! Here at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation we are working on curing childhood cancer one swipe at a time.
Childhood cancer research is severely underfunded each year; St. Baldrick’s is looking to change that by raising funds through head-shaving events worldwide. Volunteers shave their heads at these events to stand in solidarity with children who typically lose their hair during treatment.
St. Baldrick’s events have raised approximately $149 million, providing research grants to doctors and scientists at more than 200 institutions to pursue the most promising new cures for childhood cancer, in addition to making clinical trials available to more children than ever. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has hosted more than 5,500 head-shaving events, shaving more than 244,000 heads in 30 countries and 50 U.S. states.
Think about this staggering fact: Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. I hope that you will be able to join us in our efforts to make a difference.
You are officially invited to one of Wisconsin’s premier St. Baldrick’s Foundation events, at Green Bay Preble High School, March 28, 2015, starting at 12:00pm, ending at 4:00 p.m. Although you may not be able to shave your head, you can help shave the heads of others, or share your story. There are many other ways to participate and we implore you to visit our event website at www.stbaldricks.org/events/PrebleHS for more details. We hope that you will be able to experience the ways the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, with your support, is making a difference and join us as we Shave the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!