Kids with Cancer

Learn about the League of Legendary Heroes and 2020 League Champion Brody

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 16, 2020

St. Baldrick’s League of Legendary Heroes recognizes volunteers who have gone above and beyond in the fight against childhood cancers with three or more years of service. These are dedicated supporters of every role — shavees, volunteers, barbers, DWYW fundraisers, advocates and more! This honorable group is led by an Honored Kid known as the League Champion, who hopes to inspire members to continue fundraising for childhood cancer research.

Meet Brody, our 2020 League Champion. In 2014, doctors found a mass in the back of Brody‘s head. He was just 8-years-old at the time, and his mom, Sarah, says it was the beginning of life-changing events.

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Why I Give

Introducing the Baldrick’s Brigade!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 14, 2020

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has a very important job to do – and that’s to #DFYchildhoodCancers. It can’t be done alone, and in fact, it takes an army of supporters to make a difference. We’re proud to say that St. Baldrick’s donors and volunteers are all-in to help kids with cancer, raising money to fund the most promising pediatric cancer research. This year, we’re introducing the “Baldrick’s Brigade” – igniting our communities of supporters to do more in the fight against childhood cancers, together.

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Kids with Cancer

Meet the 2020 St. Baldrick’s Ambassadors!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 7, 2020

Every year, St. Baldrick’s selects five children to serve as Ambassadors. They represent the wide diversity of kids who are affected by childhood cancers and their stories underscore the importance of supporting childhood cancer research.

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There is one common thread though – each child is more than their cancer diagnosis. They have their own favorite holidays, music, foods and hobbies. And as their families will attest, each child has their own unique personality from spunky and fun loving to compassionate and caring.

While we normally select five children – with one who has passed away from cancer representing the 1-in-5 who don’t survive – this year we have chosen six kids, in order to include twin brothers Seth and Joel, who both died months apart from each other.

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Do What You Want

5 Ways to Help Kids With Cancer in January

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 2, 2020

It’s January and that means the start of a new year! Need some help beginning with a bang? We’ve got you covered! Here are 5 tips to make 2020 the best year yet, because we think it’s a great year to #DFYchildhoodCancers.

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1. New Year, New You!

Challenge others to give up an indulgence for the month – then ask them to donate what they would have spent instead. They can abstain from drinking their favorite beverage or eating out and give what they save.

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Do What You Want

A Resolution “Fit” for Fundraising

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 29, 2019

The new year is upon us and it’s the perfect time to not only reflect on the lessons and successes of the last twelve months, but to also set new goals and resolutions for the new year. 2020 is a special year — as we get to start off a whole NEW DECADE together and commemorate 20 years of doing what we do best, funding the most promising research to find cures and #DFYchildhoodCancers!

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Research

Interview with a Researcher: Meet Dr. Shannon Maude from CHOP

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: Shannon Maude, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician scientist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she has specialized in treating children with acute lymphocytic leukemia, or ALL. A member of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation — Stand Up To Cancer Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, she got her start in pediatric cancer research in part thanks to a St. Baldrick’s Scholar grant.

Two years of her scholar grant were funded by the Rally for Ryan Hero Fund. Ryan’s mom reports that he is “doing great” after his latest checkup in August 2019.

We recently discussed her career and her work with children impacted by ALL. An edited transcript of that discussion is below.

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Dr. Shannon Maude credits a St. Baldrick’s Scholar grant to her start in pediatric cancer research.

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Advocacy

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Applauds Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 20, 2019
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(December 20, 2019) – Washington, DC – St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the nation’s largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research grants, released the following statement from Kathleen Ruddy, Chief Executive Officer, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, regarding the approval of increased funding for childhood cancer research and support for the implementation of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act in the final Fiscal 2020 spending package.

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Why I Give

How Planning Your Estate Can Benefit Kids with Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 13, 2019

At any stage of life, it is important to plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected and that your legacy lives on in a way that you choose.

“Planned Giving” has a few names, including legacy giving, gift planning, and estate giving. It is a means of making charitable gifts part of a financial, estate, tax and philanthropic plan, maximizing the benefits to both the donor and the charity, and often achieving significant tax savings.

Increasing the impact of your giving can often be achieved at a very low cost.   It’s simply a matter of planning WHAT to give, HOW to give and WHEN to give, based on your personal needs.

But planned giving can also be misunderstood.   Here are a few misconceptions about planned giving that St. Baldrick’s Foundation supporters should consider.

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Hope for the Holidays: Give the Gift of Childhood Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 5, 2019

Do you really want another tie, watch, or bath set?

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They probably don’t, either.

This year, give a gift that means something. Give the gift of children’s cancer research.

Make your donation here, and then choose from four card designs that let them know they’re getting a gift that gives back to countless families. Save your favorite card, print it, and deliver it with a “ho ho ho!”

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Do What You Want

9 Ways You Can Help Kids With Cancer in December

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 5, 2019

Ah, the holiday season. We know it’s a busy time of year and fundraising might not be at the front of your mind, but you can easily raise money for kids’ cancer research with your typical holiday activities. Check out these 9 ideas below.

Start a holiday fundraiser for childhood cancer research

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