Working with Charity Partners to Accelerate Progress for Kids with Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
August 28, 2019

Most of you know St. Baldrick’s for our signature head shaving events, where a shavee raises money and shaves their head to stand in solidarity with kids battling cancer. While these are the most visible, public events, you may not know that we work with other charities and foundations to form partnerships, allowing for more grant funding every year. Currently, we’re working with 7 different charities, and we’ve together raised upwards of $2 million as a result of those partnerships.

One such foundation, the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, has worked to see research move to clinical trials.  You can learn more about one project we’ve worked together to fund at this video.

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Events and Fundraisers

National Volunteer Week: Meet Jessica and Dr. Schultz

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 11, 2019

As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, today we’ll meet two more volunteers with very different stories: one is the mom of a child diagnosed with cancer; the other, a researcher who’s devoted her career to early detection of childhood cancers.

Both will show us that it doesn’t matter how you get involved – just that your involvement is crucial to the work of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Jessica’s daughter, Mya, and friend Brendan are the faces of “Two Tiny Heroes”.

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National Volunteer Week: Meet Rich

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 10, 2019

Grassroots, individual fundraising and volunteering have been vital to the success of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. But corporations are also key supporters – as we continue spotlighting volunteer efforts for National Volunteer Week, let’s meet a corporate giving professional with a passion for helping kids and getting his company and colleagues on board, too.

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Events and Fundraisers

National Volunteer Week: Meet Ari and Ron

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 8, 2019

National Volunteer Week is a special time for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a donor- and volunteer-powered charity. So much of St. Baldrick’s success depends on the many people who give their time and energy raising money for the fight against childhood cancers. At St. Baldrick’s, we recognize that, without our many determined volunteers, we could never fund lifesaving research and clinical trials to help save kids’ lives.

That’s why we’re taking a few moments this National Volunteer Week to recognize some of our incredible volunteers. These people have shown remarkable passion for St. Baldrick’s and its mission of conquering childhood cancers once and for all. This week, we’ll be introducing you to a few people who represent many of the amazing volunteers who make innovative, lifesaving research possible.

Today, let’s meet two such individuals.

Ari Hen

At just 12 years of age, Ari is among our youngest volunteers. But don’t let her young age fool you – she’s very serious about raising money for St. Baldrick’s.

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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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Childhood Cancer

Saving Money on Black Friday? Pass it on this Giving Tuesday.

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 20, 2018

Last year, an estimated 174 million Americans – or more than half the total US population – shopped online or in stores between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. In only 5 days, online sales totaled nearly $15 billion. It’s safe to say, then, that many Americans saved money pursuing big bargains that weekend.

If you’re saving money during this year’s Black Friday or Cyber Monday events, consider passing it on this Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27. You can do that right now by visiting our dedicated Giving Tuesday donation page.

Giving Tuesday is the real deal this Black Friday

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Why I Give

Your Donation to a Shavee Matters, and Here’s Why

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 3, 2018

Someone you know is shaving their head for childhood cancer research and is asking YOU for a donation. But why should you give?

Why donate to St. Baldrick's for childhood cancer research?

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My Kids Don’t Have Cancer but I Shave My Head, and Here’s Why

by Chris Colton
April 1, 2016

Chris Colton has no personal tie to childhood cancer. Yet for the last seven years, he and his son, Liam, have shaved their heads with St. Baldrick’s. Read Chris’ explanation of why funding childhood cancer research is so important, even if it doesn’t affect you directly.

Chris and Liam at a head-shaving event in 2014

One of my favorite days of the year is “St. Baldrick’s Day” — a day of bald heads, temporary tattoos of green shamrocks and fundraising for childhood cancer research.

This year marks the seventh year that my 8-year-old son, Liam, and I have shaved our heads at our local head-shaving event in Libertyville, Illinois.

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Why I Give

Your Investment Creates Hope

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
May 11, 2015

We are proud that the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the world’s largest volunteer-driven charity for childhood cancer research. In fact, each year, tens of thousands of amazing volunteers join us to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research — research that kids with cancer need right now.

TLC Foundation St. Baldrick's check presentation

Lou and Cindy Campbell of the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation with Zach Semenetz (second from left), St. Baldrick’s VEO, and Susan Heard (second from right), St. Baldrick’s Senior Director of Distinguished Giving.

The money raised goes into grants that fund every stage of the research process at over 300 institutions in the U.S. and around the world. These grants are an investment in the lives of kids with cancer, and each grant requires a substantial financial investment, too.

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Events and Fundraisers

Josh Finishes Treatment and Shaves His Head for Kids With Cancer

by Josh Pita
October 30, 2014

Josh, a St. Baldrick’s Honored Kid from Weston, Florida, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. The 11-year-old has been off treatment for about seven months now and shaved his head for childhood cancer research at a St. Baldrick’s event at Mickey Byrnes Pub in Hollywood, Florida last month. Help Josh reach his goal! Donate on his shavee℠ page.

Josh loves playing football and was able to return to the sport a year after being diagnosed

Josh loves playing football and was able to return to the sport just a year after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Almost four years ago, I was in second grade.  I loved playing football, but I was really tired.  I couldn’t play as well as I normally could.

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