$4 Million Raised for Childhood Cancer Research

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 20, 2013

Matthias, St. Baldrick’s 2013 Ambassador, heard something big was coming and he is now excited to help us announce that the St. Baldrick’s community has raised more than $4 million for childhood cancer research!

His parents, Katie and Craig, send their thanks for supporting kids like their son and giving them hope for a healthy future.

“Kids should be out living their lives, not fighting for them. St. Baldrick’s has such dedicated volunteers, and it is so amazing that they have raised so much money already. Being a family fighting cancer is very isolating, and St. Baldrick’s donors and volunteers send a collective message that these families are not alone and people care.”

Diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes at 3 ½ months old, Matthias underwent six months of chemotherapy and other treatment therapies. Near the end of his treatment, doctors discovered his main tumors were growing again, along with many seed tumors, forcing doctors to remove Matthias’ eyes before his first birthday.

His mom, Katie, will be shaving her head for the second year in a row at the annual Northside Knights of Columbus, Indianapolis, Ind. event on March 8 as part of team “A Bunch of Bald Chicks.”

Join Katie and others like her who will be going under the clippers this year to conquer childhood cancers and register for an event near you!