Meet the Shavee – Pediatric Nurse in California to Go Bald for Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 24, 2020

As we head into the month of March, we’re gearing up for the height of Head-Shave season – the majority of St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events are held during March.

For the blog today, we’re introducing you to one of those who will become a first-time shavee this year, Melody Flores from San Francisco. Melody agreed to answer a few questions through email; she was on a trip to Africa while she did (and she’ll tell you why below). 

Melody Flores will Brave the Shave on March 14, 2020.

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Africa Brings Different Pediatric Cancer Challenges

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 15, 2020

On this International Childhood Cancer Day, let’s look at the continent of Africa and, specifically, a cancer researcher who is working to create a vaccine for a particularly frightening kind of cancer.

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Keeping Your Marriage Strong When Your Child Has Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 14, 2020

Jack Callahan has been through a ton in just four years on Earth. Six rounds of chemotherapy, then a major surgery, plus three rounds of chemo with three stem cell transplants. Radiation – he’s only part of the way through 33 treatments of that –and hearing loss and hair loss; he spent a total of 117 nights in the hospital in 2019.

For parents Emily and Michael, though, you’d think Valentine’s Day isn’t top of mind today – you may be right, but that doesn’t mean that the young couple isn’t staying connected through this new reality. Both working parents had to scale back their hours, and the family must shuttle back and forth between home in Charlottesville, Virginia and treatments at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Yet, on this Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share Emily’s perspective: how do they all manage to juggle the stresses and emotional strain of a kid with cancer?

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Kids with Cancer

Honoring Kids with Cancer on National Pizza Day

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 7, 2020

It’s tough to beat pizza as a kid-friendly food. Birthday parties? Pizza. Not sure what to eat for dinner? Pizza. But on this National Pizza Day, February 9, 2020, there’s a connection between pizza, kids with cancer, and a pay-it-forward movement that continues – nearly 7 years after a girl named Hazel started it with a hand-crafted sign from her hospital room.

This Is the Message That Started It All

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Little did Hazel’s grandmother and mother know, the hand-made sign meant to cheer Hazel up during treatment would go viral.

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Do What You Want

6 Ways to Help Kids With Cancer in February

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 1, 2020

February is a month that celebrates love — love between people, love of the game, and love of celebration! This February, what could be better than sharing the love by fundraising to #DFYchildhoodCancers? Check out these six fundraising tips to get you started.

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One of St. Baldrick’s 2020 Ambassadors, Hudson.

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What Is Neuroblastoma?

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 31, 2020
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Susan L. Cohn, M.D., chair of the St. Baldrick’s Scientific Advisory Committee and world renowned neuroblastoma expert, explains what neuroblastoma is and how St. Baldrick’s research is contributing to better outcomes for patients.

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Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer: January 2020

by St. Baldrick's Advocacy
January 30, 2020

We hope you are having a great start to the new year! Read on for legislative updates, upcoming meetings and events, and ways to get more involved as we hit the ground running in 2020.

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A Doctor Zeroes in on ‘Precursor Cells’ in Pediatric Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 28, 2020

Dr. Sam Behjati is a highly respected expert, based in the UK, who is doing cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. He’s the first-ever recipient of the Robert J. Arceci International Innovation Award from St. Baldrick’s, having received the grant in 2016. And he’s been laser-focused on finding the developmental origins of childhood cancers, including cells that might predict cancer in children, specifically in the kidneys.

But, in a recent interview to share his findings for the first time since winning the award, a surprising word came up a few times from Dr. Behjati: “wacko.”

“What the award has done is completely liberated me, to take a plausible idea and come up with the experiment and have the ability to stick out my neck and take a chance with wacko research.”

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Dr. Sam Behjati credits St. Baldrick’s Robert J. Arceci International Innovation Award with allowing him the freedom and flexibility to think outside the box.

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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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