Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Pediatric Oncology Nurse Turned VEO Believes Fun Is the Answer to Cancer

by Steven Merino
April 17, 2015 0 comments

Lynne Stiefler has been part of the childhood cancer world for over 30 years, and she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Read on to learn how she’s giving children with cancer something to smile about.

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Lynne sits with Honored Kid Amanda at a St. Baldrick’s event.

Lynne Stiefler has been around the cancer carousel for longer than most people could stomach.

She’s a retired pediatric oncology nurse with 29 years of experience under her belt. Her husband has been through two bouts with cancer. She has been involved with St. Baldrick’s for nine years, has been a shavee℠ for seven, and has been organizing the Mickey Finn’s event in Victor, New York, for four.

She doesn’t think it’s enough.

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Congressman Ted Deutch Goes Bald for Kids With Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 15, 2015 0 comments

Last month, Florida Representative Ted Deutch became the first Congressperson to shave his head for St. Baldrick’s. Read on to learn more about how he’s bringing his commitment to the cause back to Capitol Hill.

Congressman Ted Deutch laughs as he gets his head shaved at a St. Baldrick's event

When Congressman Ted Deutch got a call from a friend asking if he’d get involved with St. Baldrick’s, his answer was an automatic “yes.”

He had no idea at the time that in just a few months he’d be bald.

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Fundraising to the Max: Max Magilnick Hits $50,000 and Keeps Going for a Cure

by Erinn Unger, St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 15, 2015 0 comments

The siblings of kids with cancer are heroes in their own right. Superstar fundraiser Max Magilnick is the 14-year-old brother of St. Baldrick’s Ambassador Emily. “When I started, all I thought that I was going to raise was $1,000 at the most extremely most,” he said. But while sharing his story, shaving and raising vital funds, he discovered just how powerful he could be.

Emily and Max while she was being treated for osteosarcoma.

It was the winter of 2011 and Max felt helpless. His beloved sister, Emily, had just been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

What could a little brother do to help?

Turns out Max could do a lot — during four years of shaving and fundraising with St. Baldrick’s he’s blown past his goal of $50,000 and raised about $63,000 for childhood cancer research.

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

No More ‘Queen’ Hair and No Regrets: Rodeo Queen Goes Bald for Kids With Cancer

by Erinn Unger, St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 10, 2015 0 comments

A bald rodeo queen is not something you see every day — meet Katie Perry, Miss Rodeo Illinois 2014 and a first-time St. Baldrick’s shavee℠. She’s so inspiring we just have to say yeehaw!

Katie Perry, Miss Rodeo Illinois 2014, shaved for St. Baldrick's before her reign ended.

Katie Perry, Miss Rodeo Illinois 2014, shaved for St. Baldrick’s and her event raised almost $3,000.

During Katie Perry’s year-long reign as Miss Rodeo Illinois, her dark hair had been curled and combed and teased, then topped with a cowboy hat.

It’s called “Queen Hair” and the hair care routine needed to achieve it (plus the massive amounts of hairspray) is familiar to most rodeo queens.

But then came December 20, 2014.

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Do What You Want

Help Us Celebrate Caroline’s Golden Birthday

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 9, 2015 0 comments

Ambassador Caroline would have turned 13 on April 13 — her golden birthday.

Caroline passed away soon after being announced as a 2015 St. Baldrick's Ambassador

This past January, just two days after being announced as a St. Baldrick’s 2015 Ambassador, Caroline passed away from osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

We are honoring her the best way we can, by raising money for childhood cancer research to help kids just like her.

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Shearing Double: Twins Challenge Each Other to Raise Money For Childhood Cancer

by Erinn Unger, St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 7, 2015 0 comments

Katherine and Carolyn are identical twins and you know what they say, twins that shave together, save kids from cancer! Well, maybe they don’t say that, but they should, because that’s exactly what these two gals are doing!

Introducing the #BaldTwinChallenge — Katherine and Carolyn are working to outdo each other when it comes to fundraising for childhood cancer. It’s a little friendly competition for an awesome cause!

Katherine and Carolyn are twins and they are both shaving with St. Baldrick's and challenging each other to raise more money.

The big shave is this weekend and we invited each of them to pitch why they deserve your donation. Prepare to be inspired!

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Twin B: Why You Should Donate to My Shave

by Carolyn Fertig
April 7, 2015 0 comments

Carolyn (Twin B) is competing against her twin, Katherine, to see who can raise more money for childhood cancer research. It’s a challenge for a great cause! Carolyn explains why she is shaving this weekend and why you should donate on her head instead of her sister’s!

Carolyn is going bald for St. Baldrick's

There are so many things running through my head as I write this post. I feel excited, scared, a little bashful, a little quirky, and most of all ready to jump in and go bald!

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Twin A: Why You Should Donate to My Shave

by Katherine Fertig
April 7, 2015 0 comments

Katherine (Twin A) is shaving her head for St. Baldrick’s this weekend, and she’s competing against her identical twin sister, Carolyn, to raise more crucial dollars for childhood cancer research. Katherine explains what motivated her to shave and why you should donate on her head instead of her sister’s!

Katherine is going bald for St. Baldrick's

PASSION

I have a lot of passion. Everything I touch, I do with conviction, a reason, and what others have described as “spunk.” I “own it,” as some would say, and I never turn down a challenge, especially if I believe in it. Shaving my head for St. Baldrick’s and participating in the Bald Twin Challenge allows me to be a part of something more.

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Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Simple Act, Big Impact: My First Shave for St. Baldrick’s

by Robb Selander
April 6, 2015 0 comments

Robb recounts how his first St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event wasn’t quite what he’d expected. “I hadn’t anticipated the emotions that filled the place,” he said. Read on to learn more how Robb’s decision to shave is changing his life.

Robb poses for a group selfie at the McMullan's Irish Pub St. Baldrick's event

Robb, right, poses with friends before getting his head shaved.

A month ago, I had my head shaved. I had done it many times before, but this time, things felt very different.

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Survivors

‘She’s Going to Be in the Books’: An Honored Kid With ALL Overcomes Incredible Odds

by Erinn Unger, St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 3, 2015 0 comments

Aubrey has been a fighter since she was an infant. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, at just a year old, she was one of the few kids who don’t respond to the initial treatment. It’s been a rough and scary road, but five years later, she’s a rambunctious kindergartner with an inspiring zest for life.

Aubrey was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just a year old. Now she's 5 years old and enjoying kindergarten.

Aubrey was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just a year old. Now, after fighting through treatment, a transplant and liver disease, she’s 5 years old and enjoying kindergarten.

5-year-old Aubrey usually loves watching ‘her videos’ — movies about her fight against childhood cancer and the liver disease that nearly took her life.

But something changed last month when she watched one with her mom after coming home from her day at kindergarten.

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