Families

JJ’s Angels, Part 2: Celebrating Juliana Every Year

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 27, 2015 0 comments

This is part two of a two-part series where Mike LaMonica talks about his daughter JJ, the Hero Fund that carries her name, and why this weekend is so special to him. Read part one >

Photos of smiling Juliana
Mike LaMonica hasn’t missed his local St. Baldrick’s event once since his daughter Juliana, or JJ, passed away in July 2010. This will be his fifth year captaining the JJ’s Angels St. Baldrick’s team, and for the fifth time, he’ll be shaving his head alongside friends, family, colleagues and neighbors who have been touched by Juliana’s story.

“When I go to the St. Baldrick’s event at Kitty Hoyne’s, it’s like a holiday to me,” Mike said. “I’m surrounded by people who are so passionate and just support me. I feel like I am lifted up — I don’t know how else to describe it.”

Read more »


Families

JJ’s Angels, Part 1: Juliana’s Childhood Cancer Story

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 27, 2015 0 comments

This is part one of a two-part series where Mike LaMonica talks about his daughter JJ, the Hero Fund that carries her name, and why this weekend is so special to him.

Juliana before she was diagnosed with pediatric leukemia
It was midnight on a Friday in November 2009 when Mike LaMonica heard a knock on his front door. He opened it to see his family’s pediatrician.

Read more »


Research

Researcher’s Findings Could Redefine Treatment For Kids With Rhabdomysarcoma

by Erinn Unger, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 26, 2015 0 comments

Pediatric pathologist Dr. Erin Rudzinski  is looking at rhabdomysarcoma on a molecular level, but her research has big implications for kids with this cancer. Read on to learn how this St. Baldrick’s Scholar at Seattle Children’s Hospital is helping kids with cancer get the treatment they need.

These are images of classic alveolar rhabdomysarcoma on the right and embryonal rhabdomysarcoma on the left.

These are images of classic alveolar rhabdomysarcoma (right) and embryonal rhabdomysarcoma (left).

Read more »


Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Friends Don’t Let Friends Shave Alone: Go Bald With a Buddy!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 25, 2015 0 comments

We asked our shavees℠ to dish about what it’s like to shave with a friend by their side. Judging by the stories shared by these seven shavees, it’s pretty much the best thing ever. So spread the word — two bald heads (or three, or four, or more) are better than one!

Adrian + Jake

Stephanie Merfeld's son Adrian shaved in 2014 and passed away the same year from cancer.

Adrian’s mom, Stephanie, says: Here is my son, Adrian, getting shaved by his best friend Jake. They shaved in honor of Adrian…He was a Wilms tumor warrior for three years. He passed away July 12, 2014. I shaved as well and will be shaving again this year. I love this picture because it shows the joy and hope in Adrian’s face.

Read more »


Families

12 Reasons Why We’re Shaving Our Heads Again

by Yael and Phyllis Sommer
February 25, 2015 0 comments

Ambassador Sam’s mom and sister are braving the shave for the second time this Sunday. Read their reasons for shaving, then make a donation to support them. If it’s more than what you’ve given before, or if it’s your first time giving, your gift will be matched!

Yael and Phyllis Sommer

Read more »


Head-Shaving Fundraisers

Why You Should Party at a St. Baldrick’s Event for St. Patrick’s Day

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 24, 2015 0 comments

Not a fan of corned beef and cabbage? Green beer not your thing? (Or are you done with feeling green the morning after?) Then do something different on St. Patrick’s Day — spend it with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and help kids with cancer!

Spend your St. Patrick's Day at a St. Baldrick's event

Read more »


Head-Shaving Fundraisers

One Family Moves Their Passion for St. Baldrick’s Across the United States

by Rebecca Bernot, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 23, 2015 0 comments

From the Northeast to the Southwest: The Whitney family loved St. Baldrick’s so much, they brought it with them across the country. Read on to learn why.

The Whitney family at St. Baldrick's events in 2011, 2012 and 2012
When 11-year-old Jack and 9-year-old Mason learned they were moving from Fairfield, Connecticut, to Houston, Texas, they were a little bit anxious — but not for the reasons you might think.

Read more »


Why I Give

Your Donation to a Shavee Matters, and Here’s Why

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

Someone you know is shaving their head for childhood cancer research and asking YOU for a donation. But why should you give?

Why donate to St. Baldrick's for childhood cancer research?

Read more »


Advocacy

A Sensational Six Months for Childhood Cancer Advocacy

by Kevin Mathis, Sr. Legislative Counsel, St. Baldrick’s Foundation
February 19, 2015 0 comments

It has been a tremendously exciting time for childhood cancer in Washington, D.C.

Speak Up for Kids' Cancer on Capitol Hill

St. Baldrick’s has been at work with our colleagues in the cancer community to make the case for increased funding and attention for childhood cancer. Happily, our cause has received a lot of positive, high-profile attention on Capitol Hill and at the White House in the past several months.

Here are the highlights:

Read more »


Fundraising Tips

9-Year-Old Shavee Finds Creative Ways to Say ‘Thank You’

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

A first-time shavee℠ shares his fundraising secret. (More secrets revealed on our shavee tips page!)

Bryce writes thank you on a balloon, with beads, and on a toy truck
A little gratitude can go a long way.

For 9-year-old Bryce, it’s gone as far as helping him raise more than $2,000 — and counting — in just two weeks.

Read more »


 Older Posts »