Head-Shaving

5 Ways to Work Your Bald Head

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 24, 2020

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 to #DFYchildhoodCancers, that’s what!

Here are 5 easy ways you can work your bald head to raise funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research:

(Pssst…your participant page link stays active until the end of the year!)

man getting his head shaved

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Head-Shaving

6 Tips on How to Care for a Shaved Head

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 2, 2020

Being bald means thinking about hair (or scalp) care in a whole new light. Fortunately, taking care of a shaved head is easy with these six tips.

Every year, tens of thousands of men, women, and kids shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. They do it for one reason — to #DFYchildhoodCancers.

Whether you’ve recently shaved or you’ve been sporting the no-hair look for years, do you know the best bald head care practices? Neither did we, so we turned to the men and women who have helped more people go bald than anyone else we know: our St. Baldrick’s barbers.

bald woman smiling

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Head-Shaving

7 Ways to Make Your Virtual Shave Fun

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 20, 2020
bald woman

As you are aware, restrictions on all kinds of community gatherings as a result of COVID-19 are taking place and head-shaving events are no exception. But St. Baldrick’s supporters are not the kind of people who call it quits! We refuse to cancel hope for kids with cancer – although we can’t go out, we will not stop fundraising, we won’t stop shaving and we won’t stop having fun!

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Head-Shaving

What to Do If Your Event Has Been Rescheduled or Canceled

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 13, 2020

UPDATE: Like all of you, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is well aware of the concerns regarding large public gatherings across the country. In light of COVID-19 and our concerns for the well-being of the entire St. Baldrick’s community, especially the most vulnerable among us, the Foundation’s Board of Directors has adopted the latest CDC guidance for public events.  As Foundation practices never override civil laws, regulations, or public health policies and recommendations, effective immediately, all St. Baldrick’s head shaving events should be postponed to May 15 or later.  While we all hope it will not be necessary, we will monitor CDC guidelines in the event it becomes necessary to extend that deferral. If you have not yet been notified of any changes to the status of your event, please check the event’s page to see if the date has changed, or send your VEO an email and request an update. Their contact information is located on the event page by the event details.

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Head-Shaving

5 Reasons to Shave Your Head on St. Patrick’s Day

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 3, 2020

Looking for a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day AND make a difference? Go bald and #DFYchildhoodCancers with the world’s largest private funder of pediatric cancer grants!

woman with St. Paddy's gear

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Head-Shaving

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). 

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

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Events and Fundraisers

It’s Back! The Annual St. Baldrick’s Sweepstakes – Your Vacation is Calling

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 15, 2019

If you had the chance to WIN the ultimate getaway while supporting an amazing cause – like funding childhood cancer research – would you do what it takes? It’s that time of year when the temperatures begin to drop, and your mind starts to drift to dream vacation destinations – that’s where we come in! St. Baldrick’s is back at it, running our 4th annual sweepstakes for participants who register and fundraise early.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win a once in a lifetime vacation while helping #DFYchildhoodCancers. Register now.

Meet Brian Christopher – he joins past sweepstakes winners Jim Varagona (2017, Disney Cruise) and Mark Silvius (2018, Tahiti) as the 2019 sweepstakes winner.

Brian in uniform.Our 2019 sweepstakes winner, Brian Christopher, says his love of kids is what motivates him to raise money and shave his head for childhood cancer research.

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Do What You Want

Employee Giving: How You and Your Employer Can Help Kids with Cancer

by Robyn Raphael, St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 4, 2019

It’s October again, which means kids across the country will be gearing up for another exciting Halloween. But did you know that October is also the month when many organizations help their employees with charitable donations?

That’s right – within many company cultures, October is known as “Employee Giving Month”. It’s a great way to generate more revenue for your favorite charity – like the St. Baldrick’s Foundation!

This October, ask your employer for more information about some of the following popular fundraising options – it could make the difference in helping fund vital clinical trials investigating childhood cancers.

Since 2016 Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company has raised nearly $1 million for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Each year they host their annual, company-wide, head-shaving event to #DFYchildhoodCancers in support of St. Baldrick’s.

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Events and Fundraisers

Donate Your Hair in 5 Easy Steps

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 18, 2019

Thinking about donating your hair? We can help!

Woman holding a ponytail of hair at a St. Baldrick's event

We know a thing or two about hair.

At St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events, shavees℠ raise money for childhood cancer research by pledging to shave their heads in support of cancer patients, who often lose their hair during treatment.

Should you shave your head for kids with cancer? Take this quiz and find out >

We don’t collect hair donations, but volunteers are welcome to shave their heads at St. Baldrick’s events and donate their hair to another organization. It’s a great way to help two charities at once, and you can do it all in five easy steps!

Not ready to rock a bald head? You can still donate your hair AND help find cures for kids with cancer with a Do What You Want fundraiser.

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Events and Fundraisers

Reflecting on 20 Years of Supporting Childhood Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 15, 2019

In the St. Baldrick’s Foundation community, John Bender has been a catalyst for raising funds in support of lifesaving childhood cancer research and clinical trials.

In 1999, he was one of three reinsurance executives – along with Tim Kenny and Enda McDonnell – who made head shaving part of their mission to find better treatments and eventually a cure for kids’ cancers. Today, as a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, John remains a major part of the organization and an inspiration to those who have taken up this vital cause.

That’s why, with the twentieth year of head shaving upon us, we asked John to share his thoughts on two decades of fighting childhood cancers.

John Bender appears with members of his family in 2009. They're holding a photo of Mighty Mikey, who died after being diagnosed with brain and spinal tumors.John Bender with members of his family in 2014 holding a photo of Mighty Mikey, who died after being diagnosed with brain and spinal tumors.

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