St. Baldrick's began as a head-shaving event and continues to be the signature event of the Foundation. "Shavees" ask friends and family to make donations "on their head" and in return, they attend one of thousands of volunteer-organized events around the world where they have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.
Since 2000 more than 230,000 shavees—including more than 22,700 women—have shaved their heads at 5,500 events, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.
Through BaldGames, athletic teams around the globe are participating in the St. Baldrick's Foundation's signature head-shaving events, and their experiences are life-changing. Individual athletes, coaches, teams and their fans—from little leaguers to pros—shave their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Reach out to your favorite athletic program and join us in shaving heads and saving lives.Play Bald!
Want to know the latest childhood cancer issues and how to make a difference in legislation for kids with cancer? Join Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer to receive tips, training and resources to help contact members of Congress and raise awareness for childhood cancer.
If you'd like to raise money for childhood cancer research in honor or in memory of a child with cancer, you can create a St. Baldrick's Foundation Hero Fund. Volunteers can choose to fundraise for your personally-named fund or give directly to the fund—providing families a better connection with the Foundation and the resources available.
St. Baldrick's began with three executives who were looking for a creative way to support childhood cancer research. Regardless of your company or organization's size, there are many ways to get involved in the fight to Conquer Childhood Cancers.