Atlanta is going bald to help kids with cancer
Since 2004, the Atlanta area has embraced St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events as part of their annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition, raising more than $7 million for childhood cancer research! There were 19 Atlanta-area St. Baldrick’s events held last year in honor of local children with cancer and survivors, as well as those who have passed away.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded more than $305 million in childhood cancer research grants, more than any other organization except the U.S. government. Many of these grants fund research in Georgia including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as well as hospitals in Augusta and Savannah. These grants help give more kids access to clinical trials (often their best hope for a cure), train the next generation of pediatric oncologists, and fund specific research projects that help kids with cancer.
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