St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2013, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.
We don't make wigs, collect hair to soak up oil spills or long to be just like Britney Spears–in fact, the shaving itself is just a means to an end. On the surface, we shave because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, and we stand proudly bald beside them. But the true goal–to cure childhood cancer–will be accomplished because, while shaving, we raise funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research.
“Shavees” sign up on the website, collect money from friends and family much like a walk-a-thon, and show up at a volunteer-organized event in their community to take their turn in the barber's chair. It's fun, it's emotional, and it's for a crucially important cause.
Every St. Baldrick’s event needs a strong volunteer committee to recruit shavees, promote the event and make sure the day is a success. Get registered and your local volunteer event organizer will get in touch with you.
Without dedicated volunteers, St. Baldrick’s events wouldn't exist. Every event is organized by a volunteer event organizer (VEO) along with a committed volunteer committee. Are you interested in rallying others and raising funds for lifesaving research in your area?
With more than 50,000 shavees sitting down for a shave each year, barbers are in high demand. If you're a licensed barber or cosmetologist, and you want to lend your time and talent to the cause, this role is for you. Sign up today and your local organizer will get you on the schedule.