Worldwide, more than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year—that’s nearly the entire population of Jackson, Mississippi. And cancer doesn’t care about borders, race, nationality, age, socio-economic level or religion—it can strike any child at any time.
Children with cancer hope for the same things that healthy children hope for—they dream of being princesses or pirates, walking on the moon, getting married and having children. But cancer gets in the way.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation exists to allow these children to turn their dreams into realities. They’re at the heart of everything we do—from every event that is planned, to every volunteer who shaves, and every donor who gives.
We are here to fund research to give every child diagnosed with cancer the best possible chance for a cure and a long and healthy life.
The connection between St. Baldrick’s Foundation participants and our Honored Kids moves volunteers to raise more money and awareness, while also comforting families and their children with the knowledge that others are supporting them in the fight.
We invite you to visit our blog to read more about these remarkable kids and families and be inspired by their strength, determination and courage. Or, search below to find an honored child near you.
Are you interested in sharing your child’s story by signing them up to become an Honored Kid?
Each year, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation selects Ambassadors to represent the thousands of kids touched by cancer. Coming from all areas of the country, and spanning all ages, disease types and treatment statuses, they are a reminder that childhood cancer doesn't discriminate and that one in five kids diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive.