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.

Sign Up to Be a Shavee

"Shaving my head is the most meaningful thing I've ever done in my life." We've heard this from so many. From the moment your hair hits the floor, to seeing the impact your fundraising makes, it's an experience you'll never forget.

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!

Join us at Lepre-Con

On February 13, 2016 join us in Las Vegas as we attempt to break the record for the "World’s Largest Leprechaun Gathering"! You'll get your own leprechaun costume... need we say more?

Total Raised

2016 $2,952,323
2015 $36,964,266

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.

530,435
participants
and
11,425
events & fundraisers
Thanks to our National Partner
$178,133,099
in research
grants

This has made possible

923
grants at
359
institutions in
26
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.