Head-Shaving

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

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 17, 2017

Looking for a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day AND make a difference? Go bald with us crazy head-shaving people!

Shave with St. Baldrick's on St. Patrick's Day

We are the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered childhood cancer charity that raises money for research through head-shaving events across the globe.

(We also got our start on St. Patrick’s Day, when three guys shaved bald in a bar to raise money for kids’ cancer research. But more on that later!)

As the second largest funder of childhood cancer research grants behind the United States government, St. Baldrick’s has funded more than $200 million in grants to researchers working to give kids with cancer a better future.

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Do What You Want

Should I Shave My Head? [QUIZ]

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 16, 2017

To shave your head or not to shave, that is your question. Well, we’re here to help! Dive into our handy dandy flowchart to get the answers you seek — and help kids with cancer at the same time.

Should I Shave My Head

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Head-Shaving

‘Be The Hope’: Shaving for Cheyenne

by Dani Varela
February 8, 2017

2016 Ambassador Cheyenne’s childhood cancer journey began two years ago when her doctors discovered a life-threatening tumor blocking her airway. Cheyenne’s grandmother Dani reflects on what that day was like — and how it inspired her to host her own St. Baldrick’s event and shave in her granddaughter’s honor.

be the hope head shaving event

Shavees and volunteers at the “Be The Hope!” event form a cancer ribbon.

On January 30, 2015, I received a call that changed my family’s life forever.

It was the day I found out that my 9-year-old granddaughter was being airlifted to the hospital because a fast-growing tumor was crushing her windpipe.

It felt like the ground went out from under me. It was surreal. I thought, “this happens to other people, not to us.”

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Fundraising Tips

5 Ways to Recruit More Shavees

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 2, 2017

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.

Shavee green hair

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Head-Shaving

5 Reasons to Start a Head-Shaving Event [VIDEO]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 26, 2017

Do you like throwing parties? Do you want to make a difference for kids with cancer? We do, too! Join St. Baldrick’s and throw the ultimate shindig for good — a head-shaving event. Read on for five reasons to organize your own amazing event this year.

Woman shaving head for cancer at St. Baldrick's event

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Head-Shaving

Why We Shave: One Family’s Commitment to Find a Cure [PHOTO ESSAY]

by Lauren Feller, St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 13, 2017

St. Baldrick’s shavees are all motivated by different things — a family member or friend, a close connection to the cause, or just the desire to help kids with cancer. So what inspires an entire family to shave year after year? Read more to find out!

kyle and his sons at a head shaving event

Kyle and his sons Jack and Benton at a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event.

Kyle Christensen is no stranger to head-shaving.

In fact, he’s been a shavee at St. Baldrick’s events for 10 years. Now, his passion for the cause has evolved into a family tradition, as each of his kids have braved the shave to raise money for childhood cancer.

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Head-Shaving

St. Baldrick’s 2017 Event Registration Is Open [VIDEO]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 12, 2017

That’s right — it’s time to take the plunge and register for a St. Baldrick’s event!

Every 2 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer.

YOU can make a difference for these kids.

Be a part of the world’s largest volunteer-powered charity for childhood cancer research. Get involved with a St. Baldrick’s event today!

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Head-Shaving

Meet Your 2016 Battle of the Bald Champion

by Lauren Feller, St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 15, 2016

37 events, thousands of participants, and over $235,000 raised for childhood cancer research — it’s safe to say the ultimate college head-shaving showdown had a successful second season. But who came out on top in this year’s Battle of the Bald? The results are in — read more to find out!

2016 Battle of the Bald event at UCSC

All images courtesy of Laurie Aiello

With her son Grant in her lap, her father getting shaved in the seat next to her, and her daughter helping guide the razor, Katrina Learned’s head-shave became more than a fundraiser — it was a moving family moment.

Katrina was the top fundraiser at the event, raising just over $14,000 for childhood cancer research and helping propel the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute event to the top of the charts for the second annual Battle of the Bald.

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‘So There Will Be a Cure’: One Brave 9-Year-Old Shaves for Kids With Cancer

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 10, 2016

April Wall is a mover and a shaker. When she’s determined to do something, she goes for it with all her heart — and this 9-year-old with cerebral palsy has a really big heart. Read on for more about April and why she went bald to combat childhood cancer.

April goes bald for childhood cancer

April Wall has been a determined fighter since the day she came into the world. Born three months early and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, she’s fought to move, to play, and to live like any other kid ever since.

So when the 9-year-old read a book about childhood cancer that touched her heart, she knew what she had to do. She had to fight for kids with cancer too.

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Register Your St. Baldrick’s Event for 2017

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
August 30, 2016

Have you heard? It’s time to register your St. Baldrick’s event for 2017!

Girl head-shave

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