Do What You Want

13 Ways You Can Help Kids With Cancer in October

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 23, 2020

Fall is here! Harvest season is upon us and Halloween is creeping around the corner – it’s the perfect time to help kids with cancer! Check out these 13 creative ways to fund childhood cancer research while the leaves are falling.

October Fundraiser

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Fundraising Tips

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

by Robyn Raphael, St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 1, 2020

Did you know that October is 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 time 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 – and you’ll all be helping fund lifesaving childhood cancer research.

Workplace Giving Infographic

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Why I Give

Three Ways You Can Help Kids with Cancer While Online

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
June 4, 2020

When you’re online, are you…

A) Shopping or selling
B) Searching for information
C) Helping fund childhood cancer research
D) All the above.

If you’re answer isn’t D, it can be — and it’s super easy too!

Did you know that there are things that you are already doing online that can be turned into donations towards lifesaving childhood cancer research? Here are three ways to take your online activity to the next level by turning your actions into real donations — it couldn’t be any easier than this!

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Events and Fundraisers

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Give the Gift of Children’s Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
May 7, 2020
mother and son

The best Mother’s Day gifts come from the heart. This year, give Mom something that says “I love you more than all the flowers in the world.” Give her the gift of children’s cancer research.

Make a donation to St. Baldrick’s and then print one of three special Mother’s Day cards that let your mom know just how much she means to you. Personalize it with your own message or just sign your name and send it with a hug — no postage required.

Preview the cards in the images below, right-click on the link of your favorite one to save the PDF file, and print it on your favorite card stock to let Mom know you’re giving her a gift that gives back to countless families.

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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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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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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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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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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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Do What You Want

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.

collage of children

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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