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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5 Ways to Help Kids With Cancer in January

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 2, 2020

It’s January and that means the start of a new year! Need some help beginning with a bang? We’ve got you covered! Here are 5 tips to make 2020 the best year yet, because we think it’s a great year to #DFYchildhoodCancers.

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1. New Year, New You!

Challenge others to give up an indulgence for the month – then ask them to donate what they would have spent instead. They can abstain from drinking their favorite beverage or eating out and give what they save.

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A Resolution “Fit” for Fundraising

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 29, 2019

The new year is upon us and it’s the perfect time to not only reflect on the lessons and successes of the last twelve months, but to also set new goals and resolutions for the new year. 2020 is a special year — as we get to start off a whole NEW DECADE together and commemorate 20 years of doing what we do best, funding the most promising research to find cures and #DFYchildhoodCancers!

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How Planning Your Estate Can Benefit Kids with Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 13, 2019

At any stage of life, it is important to plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected and that your legacy lives on in a way that you choose.

“Planned Giving” has a few names, including legacy giving, gift planning, and estate giving. It is a means of making charitable gifts part of a financial, estate, tax and philanthropic plan, maximizing the benefits to both the donor and the charity, and often achieving significant tax savings.

Increasing the impact of your giving can often be achieved at a very low cost.   It’s simply a matter of planning WHAT to give, HOW to give and WHEN to give, based on your personal needs.

But planned giving can also be misunderstood.   Here are a few misconceptions about planned giving that St. Baldrick’s Foundation supporters should consider.

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9 Ways You Can Help Kids With Cancer in December

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 5, 2019

Ah, the holiday season. We know it’s a busy time of year and fundraising might not be at the front of your mind, but you can easily raise money for kids’ cancer research with your typical holiday activities. Check out these 9 ideas below.

Start a holiday fundraiser for childhood cancer research

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It’s #GivingTuesday — Here’s What It Means for Pediatric Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 2, 2019

This time of year, it’s hard to visit any corner of the internet without seeing Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales — millions of dollars in savings prompting billions of dollars in sales. But today is Giving Tuesday, the day we take some of those savings and give back to worthy causes that are meaningful to us. Worthy causes such as funding childhood cancer research.

Giving Tuesday — a movement that, last year alone, raised more than $380 million around the world for charitable organizations — is an important day for St. Baldrick’s. As the world’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, we rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers like you to achieve our goal — to fund the best pediatric cancer research and make pediatric cancers a thing of the past.

This year, we’ve set a goal of raising $150,000 on Giving Tuesday to save kids with cancer.

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St. Baldrick’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Back!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 25, 2019

Each year at this time, St. Baldrick’s highlights some of the ways you can get your Holiday shopping done AND support pediatric cancer research.

This year is no exception, and we are pleased to present the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. You’ll find a variety of items supporting St. Baldrick’s – so you’re likely to find something for everyone on your gift list and help us #DFYchildhoodCancers.

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7 Ways You Can Help Kids with Cancer in November

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 6, 2019

Phineas says, 'Thank you' and Happy Thanksgiving
It’s November, and soon we’ll be gathering with family and friends for another Thanksgiving feast. When you’re counting your blessings this year, why not add “lifesaving pediatric cancer research” to the top of your list?

Here are 7 creative fundraising ideas you can use to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer:

1) Give the Gift of Hope as a Holiday Gift: Instead of holiday gifts to your friends, family, coworkers, or clients, consider making a contribution to St. Baldrick’s on their behalf. After the donation is made, you can send a holiday card to deliver the hope-filled news that you’ve made a gift in their honor to fund lifesaving childhood cancer research.

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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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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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