Kids are special.
We treat them that way.


Join us

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

Battle of the Bald

The ultimate college head-shaving tournament is back! Does your school have what it takes to raise the most money for childhood cancer research? Sign up here.

5 Reasons to Start an Event

St. Baldrick's head-shaving events are completely organized and run by volunteers! Want to start an event for your own community this year? Here are 5 reasons why that's a awesome idea!

Summer Grants Are Here

Did you know that $5,000 can change the lives of kids with cancer? It’s true — and you helped make it happen! Say hello to your 2016 Summer Fellows! 

Total Raised

2016 $33,684,142
2015 $37,018,586

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.

575,375
participants
and
12,074
events & fundraisers
Thanks to our National Partner
Over
$200 Million
in research
grants

This has made possible

1021
grants at
366
institutions in
27
countries
…but more than
300,000
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.