Every day, millions of gamers pick up their controllers and log into their favorite virtual worlds. That environment may be virtual, but the feelings of progression and accomplishment are oh-so real. These feelings don’t have to end after turning off your favorite game! Read on for 3 ways you can be a real-life hero to kids with cancer while doing what you love to do…
St. Baldrick’s Honored Kid Scott is a big fan of both video games and supporting childhood cancer research!
Video games were created as worlds for us to explore, and you can use them to help create the world you want for everyone — like a world where kids don’t get sick with cancer.
The cape comes off, the broom comes out and there’s a chill around your dome that wasn’t there a few minutes ago. You’re bald … now what? Continue fundraising for kids’ cancer research, that’s what!
Photo by Casie Shimansky
Here are 5 easy ways you can work your bald head to raise funds for lifesaving children’s cancer research:
Facebook can be used for more than sharing cute animal videos. It’s a great tool to share your fundraising page, ask for donations, and recruit friends to join you!
Here are our five favorite tips for using Facebook to increase your fundraising:
Follow @StBaldricks on Twitter.Twitter is a great tool to connect with St. Baldrick’s shavees, volunteers, and share with your family and friends about your fundraising initiatives for childhood cancer research!
Here are our five favorite tips for using Twitter to increase your fundraising:
The first thing you should know about social media is that it’s your friend. And it’s soon to be your best friend because it will help you fundraise even more for your upcoming event!
Here are a few helpful tips and tricks you can use on Instagram to bring awareness to the next adventure in your life: being a St. Baldrick’s shavee!
1. Share your St. Baldrick’s images
This is a given when it comes to Instagram, but here are a few examples that may bring in some more donations.
Everyone loves a classic before and after picture, especially those who wanted to see you go bald but were unable to attend your event.
The big day is right around the corner and you’re wondering, how do I get more shavees℠ in the barber chair for my St. Baldrick’s event? Here are five nuggets of wisdom, straight from the people who do it best — your fellow VEOs.
Organizing a head-shaving event is a big job, as Volunteer Event Organizer (VEO) Robbie Tiffin knows. So he created a plan to help his event succeed — and it worked. Robbie shares his secrets for a extraordinary event below.
Robbie and his son, Micah, smile with full heads of hair just before their shave.
It was October 13, and our VEO had sent an email to our team sharing that he was unable to organize our next St. Baldrick’s event. That was the bad news.
The good news? I was ready to step in.
Our event had been pretty successful in the past, but I didn’t want it to be just another “rinse and repeat.” We owed it to the kids to make this event bigger and better than ever.
With over 11,000 events to date, St. Baldrick’s knows a thing or two about fundraising. While we do it to raise money for childhood cancer research, you can ace getting a local sponsor for any fundraising event with these 10 tips.
Your fundraising event is right around the corner, and you want to raise as much money as possible.
Getting local businesses to sponsor your event is a great way to boost your event revenue and strengthen community relationships. Here are 10 tips to get you going.
1. Know who to ask.
Use your inner circle to find the best leads to potential sponsors. Your volunteer committee may have connections with local businesses — work those connections to get your foot in the door.
Sometimes, a VEO needs a little direction, like a freshman without a map on the first day of class. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are five tips to get you started on organizing the best head-shaving event your campus has ever seen.
1. Get a little help from your friends
Know someone who’s majoring in accounting? There’s your treasurer! How about a communications major? They can help you advertise your event! As they say, teamwork makes the dream work — plus, what’s better than working with friends?
A first-time shavee℠ shares his fundraising secret. (More secrets revealed on our shavee tips page!)A little gratitude can go a long way.
For 9-year-old Bryce, it’s gone as far as helping him raise more than $2,000 — and counting — in just two weeks.
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