Kids with Cancer

Meet Lily, St. Baldrick’s 2021 League Champion – and Squire of Hope, Herself!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 22, 2021

St. Baldrick’s League of Legendary Heroes recognizes volunteers who have gone above and beyond by participating for three or more years to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

Members of this honorable group are led by an Honored Kid each year known as the League Champion, who inspires members to continue climbing up in the ranks and fundraising for childhood cancer research.

League Champion

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Advocacy

Welcome to the New Administration and New Congress

by Campbell Sullivan, a 2021 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Ambassador
January 20, 2021

Our hearts are broken at the loss of Campbell, a 2021 St. Baldrick’s Ambassador. She died on February 22, 2021 due to a brain hemorrhage brought on by CIC-DUX4 Sarcoma. Campbell was remarkable in every way and will always be an inspiration.

Originally posted January 20, 2021

I voted for the first time in November, but this is not my first-time letting Congress know how I feel. In 2018 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with a group of childhood cancer warriors, siblings, and advocates. I shared my story with three members of Congress and pushed for legislation to help kids with cancer. Having gone through treatment for more than three years at this point, I was especially determined to cast my ballot in this year’s presidential election. As a new voter, I am also looking forward to being part of the St. Baldrick’s Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer Network so I can raise my voice for kids with cancer and childhood cancer survivors in the year ahead.

Ambassador Campbell

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Advocacy

Federal Funding for Childhood Cancer Research: A Conversation with Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 15, 2021

As the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants, and as a leader in childhood cancer advocacy, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has a deep interest in the work that the federal government is doing to advance treatments. As part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Impact Series, on January 14, 2021, St. Baldrick’s Foundation CEO Kathleen Ruddy had a conversation with Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), about the NCI’s broad pediatric cancer portfolio.

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Research

Class of 2016: Progress from the first St. Baldrick’s Robert J. Arceci Innovation Awardees

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 16, 2020

The volunteers who make up the St. Baldrick’s Foundation certainly “think different” when raising money for childhood cancer research. And thinking outside the box was a trademark of the late great Dr. Bob Arceci – a St. Baldrick’s shavee, board member and world-renowned researcher. 

Dr. Arceci

In his memory, the St. Baldrick’s Robert J. Arceci Innovation Awards were created. The goal was to give doctors the freedom and flexibility to think outside the box – to explore avenues that may have been left unexplored otherwise. The grants are unrestricted, making them unique in cancer research. And they are big awards, at $250,000 a year for 3 years. 

The first class of researchers to receive these innovation awards began in 2016.  Dr. Charles Mullighan, from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital received the North America award, and Dr. Sam Behjati, from Wellcome Sanger Institute in the U.K., received the International award. Read on to find out where they are now: 

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Do What You Want

12 Ways You Can Help Kids with Cancer in December

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 3, 2020

Ah, ‘tis the holiday season! We know it’s a busy time and times are a bit different this year, but you can easily bring joy without buying a toy and raise money for kids’ cancer research. No matter how you plan to celebrate, there’s no wrong or right, check out the 12 ideas below to make the occasion merry and bright. We’re so glad you’re here, so much so we want to cheer, happy holidays to all and to all a good year!

Child in hospital

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Why I Give

Give Kids A Lifetime this Giving Tuesday

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 19, 2020

As with most things in 2020, Giving Tuesday seems different this year. But at a time when the future seems unsure and so much feels out of our control, some things haven’t changed.  

Kids are still being diagnosed with cancer. 

Every two minutes, around the world. 

And they need our help to find cures.   

granny graphic

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Research

2020 Infrastructure Grants: Critical to Giving Kids the Best Treatment Options

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 17, 2020

Enrollment on a clinical trial is often a child’s best hope for a cure.

Clinical trials offer children in treatment hope for a better future with fewer side effects. Clinical trials also help scientists to improve upon the standard treatments of today, making significant strides towards more effective and less toxic cures for children now and in the future.

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Why I Give

Four Ways You Can Help Kids with Cancer While Online

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 12, 2020

Did you know you’re already doing things online that can help find cures for childhood cancer? Here are four ways to take your online activity to the next level, turning your actions into real donations for life-saving research. And with so many of us choosing to shop online during Covid, it’s a win-win. It couldn’t be any easier than this!

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Research

Research Outcomes: Progress to Give Kids a Lifetime

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 10, 2020

In a year when it feels like most things have stopped due to the pandemic, research continues. While most research labs were affected by shutdowns for a time, researchers have found ways to carry on, working hard to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Read on to see a few interesting outcomes you’ve made possible.

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Why I Give

Re-Introducing the Baldrick’s Brigade!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 28, 2020

St. Baldrick’s Foundation supporters have a very important job – and that’s to #ConquerKidsCancer! And it takes an army of supporters to make a difference. Baldrick’s Brigade members are donors and volunteers who are all-in to help kids with cancer, and we hope you’ll join us!

Brigade banner

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