Kids with Cancer

Cheyenne’s 11th Birthday: A Time to Celebrate Life

by Amy Dyess
February 6, 2016 0 comments

Birthdays are a time of celebration for most kids — a big party with presents, cake and balloons. But for Ambassador Cheyenne and her family, her upcoming birthday holds much more meaning. Read on to see what Cheyenne’s mom, Amy, is reflecting on this year.

Cheyenne ambassador header

I’ve always thought of birthdays as a momentous occasion to celebrate life. With Cheyenne’s 11th birthday coming up, a little more than one year after her childhood cancer diagnosis, this celebration of life is taking on an entirely new meaning.

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Kids with Cancer

‘Attitude Is Everything’: Carter’s Story

by Jeena Gould, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 3, 2016 0 comments

World Cancer Day is here! But today’s story isn’t about cancer — it’s about a kid named Carter. Today we’re celebrating his positivity in the face of childhood cancer, and his desire to conquer it once and for all.

Carter in the snow

On the outside, you would think Carter was like any other 10-year-old boy.

He is smiley, cheerful and lively. He loves to use his imagination to create new things with Legos and wood working. Writing, math and science come easily to him. Team sports and play practice — he does it all.

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News

Help Cure Kids With Cancer on World Cancer Day

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 3, 2016 0 comments

Children are diagnosed with cancer every day. But YOU can help change the world for these kids. Here’s how.

World Cancer Day

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Head-Shaving

Peace Corps Volunteer Brings Head-Shaving to Nicaragua

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 2, 2016 0 comments

December 2, 2015, was a big day for Corey Haynes. It was the 10-year anniversary of her father’s death from cancer, but it was not a day of mourning. Her father’s legacy inspired her to do something big: to create the very first head-shaving event in Nicaragua!

Corey smiles with her newly shaved head

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Facts

Types of Childhood Cancer: Neuroblastoma

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 2, 2016 0 comments
what is neuroblastoma

What is neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that develops in nerve tissue outside of the central nervous system. It usually begins in the adrenal gland on top of the kidney, but it can be found anywhere along the spine.

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Facts

Types of Childhood Cancer: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 1, 2016 0 comments
What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia?

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the white blood cells that normally fight infection. The cells do not grow and develop properly, filling up the bone marrow inside bones, where blood is normally made.

ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer, accounting for 35 percent of all cancers in children. Each year, there are about 2,900 new cases of children and adolescents diagnosed with ALL in the United States alone.

Its signs and symptoms resemble other common illnesses, which often leads to other treatments before the leukemia diagnosis is made.

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Facts

Types of Childhood Cancer: Wilms Tumor

by Elizabeth Perlman, M.D.
February 1, 2016 0 comments
What is Wilms tumor?

Wilms tumor is a cancer of the kidney. It is one of the most common types of childhood cancer, with approximately 500 new patients a year in the United States alone.

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Head-Shaving

Sport Clips Haircuts + St. Baldrick’s: A Hair-Razing Partnership

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 27, 2016 0 comments
Sport Clips plus St. Baldrick's

Today we’re thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership — we’re teaming up with Sport Clips Haircuts to conquer childhood cancer! Sport Clips has been a St. Baldrick’s supporter for many years and has generously committed to donating $1 million over the next three years. Read on for the story of a Sport Clips stylist who has dedicated almost a decade to clipping for kids with cancer.

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Head-Shaving

Five Years With St. Baldrick’s: A Journey of Passion [PHOTO ESSAY]

by Casie Shimansky
January 25, 2016 0 comments

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about the photographer’s words behind the picture? Casie Shimansky has been shooting St. Baldrick’s events since 2011, and she shares how her passion has grown, what fuels her fundraising fire, and how her life has changed since she got involved.

Casie and friend

To be honest, I’m not even sure I knew what passion was until St. Baldrick’s found me.

The year was 2011. It was an ordinary day in Florida — bright, sunny, warm — as I drove my Mini Cooper south to the town of Melbourne, not knowing that within hours, my life would change.

A few months back, I’d gotten a call from a man named Garrett. He told me about a little event he wanted to put together for a childhood cancer foundation called St. Baldrick’s. As he told me about the children with cancer and the money we’d raise for research, I said yes.

It was a no brainer. Whatever they needed, I’d be there.

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Head-Shaving

Humble Beginnings Yield a Grand Award: Celebrating Jim Brady’s Irish Pub

by Avis Matsuda, St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 19, 2016 0 comments

Three cheers for the birthplace of St. Baldrick’s, Jim Brady’s Irish Pub! Read on to see how the Manhattan eatery won a special award — and why we’re so excited about it.

Smiling Woman Head Shaving

This is where it all began.

Sixteen years ago, three men walked into their favorite Irish pub in Manhattan on St. Patrick’s Day and turned their annual party into an event to raise money for kids with cancer. The rest, as they say, is history.

But let’s rewind to a few months before that when the owner of Jim Brady’s Irish Pub was approached by reinsurance executives John Bender, Enda McDonnell and Tim Kenny with a crazy idea: to shave their heads at the pub for this good cause.

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