We’re raising money for childhood cancer research


Will you join us?

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.

Tweet Congress

Are you a shavee? Do you tweet? We need you to help get the attention of Congress and keep childhood cancer research on their minds.

Brave The Shave

Because we’re crazy enough to believe that this head-shaving thing can find cures for childhood cancers. Watch the video.

FDA Approves Neuroblastoma Drug

In the last 20 years, only two new drugs have been approved that were specifically developed to treat kids with cancer. On March 10, that changed!

Total Raised

2015 $30,093,875
2014 $38,983,526

What makes the St. Baldrick’s Foundation unique?

We do one thing and we do it well: fund childhood cancer research. We take great care of the funds raised by our generous volunteers and supporters to direct every possible dollar to carefully selected research grants. Whether it’s through our signature head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives, our primary focus is to have the greatest impact for kids with cancer around the world.

509,172
participants
and
10,113
events & fundraisers
$154,552,703
in research
grants

This has made possible

820
grants at
329
institutions in
22
countries
…but more than
175,000
kids are diagnosed
per year

We’re proud of the success we’ve achieved but there’s still a long way to go. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease — more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined. And yet, all types of childhood cancers combined receive only 4% of the U.S. federal funding for cancer research.

We exist to change these realities.