Head-Shaving Fundraisers

$100,000 or Bust: Pediatrician VEO Gears Up for Savannah Event

by Erinn Unger, St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 28, 2015 0 comments

Meet Yael. Yael Elfassy-Conner is a shavee℠ and the VEO of the immensely successful Savannah City Market event in Georgia. She also happens to be a pediatrician. Her young patients call her Dr. E. We think she’s awesome and we’re pretty sure you will too.

Sometimes, Dr. Yael Elfassy-Conner’s patients whisper about her to their parents.

“Mommy, why is her head shaved?”

Yael, otherwise known as Dr. E, is a pediatrician, a shavee and the passionate volunteer event organizer (VEO) for the Savannah City Market St. Baldrick’s event in Georgia.

Dr. Yael Elfassy-Conner shaves with St. Baldrick's at her Savannah, Georgia event

Dr. Yael Elfassy-Conner shaves for St. Baldrick’s each year at her Savannah, Georgia, event. “It’s liberating,” she said.

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Kids with Cancer

An Update on Abby [PHOTO ESSAY]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 28, 2015 0 comments

At this time last year, one of our Honored Kids had a new lease on life. (You may remember her from this adorable video.)

At age 4, Abby was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer called Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Thanks to research funded by St. Baldrick’s, she went into remission.

But this fall, Abby’s cancer returned. She’s having a bone marrow transplant today.

Here’s an update on Abby.


This summer, Abby completed a kids triathlon.

Abby childhood cancer leukemia St. Baldrick's triathlon

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Fundraising Tips

10 Things VEOs Will Love About the New Members Area

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 27, 2015 0 comments

Have you heard the news? Your Members Area has a whole new look! Here are the top 10 things we think you’ll love. See the brand new Members Area now — log in to your St. Baldrick’s account.

1. You can put it in your pocket.
The new Members Area is designed for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now you can manage your St. Baldrick’s account from wherever you are!

new Members Area St. Baldrick's

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Fundraising Tips

10 Things You’ll Love About the New Members Area

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 26, 2015 0 comments

Have you heard the news? Your Members Area has a whole new look! Here are the top 10 things we think you’ll love. See the brand new Members Area now — log in to your St. Baldrick’s account.

1. You can put it in your pocket.
The new Members Area is designed for your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Now you can manage your St. Baldrick’s account from wherever you are!

New members area

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Facts

What Is St. Baldrick’s?

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 23, 2015 0 comments

What is the St. Baldrick’s Foundation?

Nope, it’s not a foundation started by a saint with the unfortunate nickname “Bald Rick.”

St. Baldrick’s is a charity with a funny name that does one thing and does it well.

We fund grants for childhood cancer research through head-shaving events and other fundraisers across the globe, so kids with cancer can live long, healthy lives.

What is St. Baldrick's?

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Fundraising Tips

5 Ways to Recruit More Shavees

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 23, 2015 0 comments

The big day is right around the corner and you’re wondering, how do I get more shavees℠ in the barber chair for my St. Baldrick’s event? Here are five nuggets of wisdom, straight from the people who do it best — your fellow VEOs. Still need to register your 2015 event? Let’s get started!

1. Connect with potential shavees through social media

5 Ways to Recruit More Shavees

Don’t be afraid to share your enthusiasm through social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram — the opportunities to engage potential shavees are endless!

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Families

Chase’s Good News

by Ellie Ewoldt
January 22, 2015 0 comments

The last three days were big ones in the life of Ambassador Chase. He knew the MRI was coming, and he was scared. And when it was over, he had to wait to find out if his cancer had returned. His mom, Ellie, shares these words.

Read the last update on Chase >

Chase sits under a tree and colors in a notebook
Monday, January 19. The sun was only hinting pink when I felt another presence on the edge of the living room. This is what he does, my early-rising boy … He wakes before it’s light, tip-toes out to wherever a parent can be found, and stands quietly, thumb in mouth, waiting for someone to see him and call him into the light.

Still rumpled and rosy from sleep, mismatched in his Lightning McQueen bottoms and a shirt that announces “I fight cancer. What’s your superpower?”, Chase jumped onto the couch and snuggled close. His talk turned to the subject that had been plaguing him for about a week now: the upcoming MRI.

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Why You Should Invite an Honored Family to Your St. Baldrick’s Event

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 21, 2015 0 comments

St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids are at the heart of everything we do. They’re the reason behind every event planned, head shaved, and dollar given.

While not every St. Baldrick’s event always has an Honored Family in attendance, we’ve long suspected that the ones that do have something extra special. So we asked some of our seasoned VEOs: What does it mean to have an Honored Family attend your St. Baldrick’s event?

Here’s what they had to say.

Children with cancer at a St. Baldrick's event

Honored Kids at a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Facts

Types of Childhood Cancer: Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT)

by Rishi Lulla, M.D., M.S.
January 20, 2015 0 comments

Dr. Lulla is a St. Baldrick’s researcher studying brain tumors in children. He explains ATRT symptoms, treatment options, and research progress.

What is ATRT
What is ATRT?

ATRT is formally called atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor. It’s an extremely rare type of brain tumor that mainly affects children under age 3. Occasionally, older children can be diagnosed with ATRT.

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Third Grader Shaves the Way to a World Without Childhood Cancer

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 19, 2015 0 comments

Finley Link has a vision — and he’s raising money for research to make it happen. Learn more about how St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events are helping conquer childhood cancers.

What do you think the future will look like?

Ask 8-year-old Finley Link and he’ll tell you he imagines a world where children don’t have cancer.

That was the theme of the TEDx Talk he gave about St. Baldrick’s last November. And as a two-time shavee℠, Finley is working hard to make his vision a reality.

Finley Link gives his TEDx talk, titled  'Kids Can't Fight Cancer Alone.'

Finley giving his TEDx Talk, titled ‘Kids Can’t Fight Cancer Alone.’

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