Get Involved

Head-shaving Events

St. Baldrick’s began as a head-shaving event and that 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 390,000 shavees—including more than 49,000 women—have shaved their heads at 9,000 events, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.

“When you go to an event, donate money to the Foundation, participate or volunteer… all of that money goes directly to what is needed most—research for finding cures for childhood cancer.”—Kristine DeRenzis, Valhalla Fire Department, Valhalla, NY
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Do What You Want

Head-shaving not your thing? No problem. You can start a fundraiser and do what you want to raise money for children's cancer research.

You’ll have your own online page to collect donations, and can hold your fundraiser whenever, wherever you want. Pretty cool, huh?

“You have the tools in hand, you just have to rig them together creatively to forge an effective weapon against things that are wrong in the world.”
—Erica Linz, a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser who uses her passion for entertainment and the arts to raise money.

Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer

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.

Start a Hero Fund!

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.

Involve your business or organization.

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.