Conquer Childhood Cancers


The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.

"In Play" PSA

Watch "In Play," the new St. Baldrick's & Stand Up to Cancer PSA featuring Samuel L Jackson and four St. Baldrick's Honored Kids!

Head-Shaving is Here

Get involved with a St. Baldrick's signature head-shaving event near you and help raise money for childhood cancer research!

2014 Summer Fellows

Announcing $105,000 granted for pediatric oncology fellowships at 21 U.S. institutions! See the summer fellowships you made possible. 

Total Raised

2014 $29,719,933
2013 $34,393,845

What makes the St. Baldrick’s Foundation unique?


We do one thing and we do it well: fund childhood cancer research. We take great care of the funds raised by our generous volunteers and supporters to direct every possible dollar to carefully selected research grants. Whether it’s through our signature head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives, our primary focus is to have the greatest impact for kids with cancer around the world.

437,765
participants
and
8,139
events & fundraisers
have raised enough money to fund…
$127,621,910
in research
grants

This has made possible

711
grants at
326
institutions in
20
countries
…but more than
175,000
kids are diagnosed
per year
We’re proud of the success we’ve achieved but there’s still a long way to go. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease — more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined. And yet, all types of childhood cancers combined receive only 4% of the U.S. federal funding for cancer research.

We exist to change these realities.