We’re raising money for childhood cancer research


Because research saves lives

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.

Brave The Shave

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

Organize a 2015 Event

Sign up today to organize a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event in your community next year and raise money for childhood cancer research!

Our 2015 Ambassadors

Introducing Chase, Caroline, Daisy, Sam and Aaron! These five Ambassadors represent the thousands of kids touched by childhood cancer each year, and their stories are nothing short of inspiring.

Total Raised

2015 $7,999,859
2014 $38,942,529

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.

479,415
participants
and
9,705
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.