Childhood Cancer

And the St. Baldrick’s 2018 #BestBaldDad Is…

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
June 15, 2018

We’ve already shaved over 30,000 heads this year to raise money for kids’ cancer research. That’s a lot of bald heads! So, for Father’s Day, we wanted to do something special for all the dads who went bald in support of kids with cancer. Check out the winners of our #BestBaldDad contest below.

BBD Winners

This year’s #BestBaldDad contest made for some tough decisions. How could you not vote for all of them?

After hundreds of votes and countless requests to crown them all as the #BestBaldDad, we finally have our top three winners, each receiving a goodie from St. Baldrick’s AND a co-branded St. Baldrick’s + Love Your Melon beanie!

Introducing your 2018 #BestBaldDads:

First place

Joe Alexander

Submitted by Melissa Alexander: Joe Alexander

Why are Supergirl Julia and I nominating Joe Alexander? He’s simply the most loving, patient, committed and, most of all, wicked fun daddy ever.

After Julia’s diagnosis of a grade 2 ependymoma brain tumor in 2014, he became our family’s sole breadwinner for over two years. Even with that tremendous pressure in an unimaginable situation, Joe insisted on NEVER missing a major surgery or treatment. Today, we are so grateful that Julia’s tumor remains stable, but like all pediatric cancer patients, she still struggles daily. Joe is constantly encouraging our girl as she strives to overcome these obstacles and makes her laugh on even the toughest days. He puts a note in her lunchbox EVERY school day to encourage her to keep pushing. They’ve zip lined, gone ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and experienced virtual flying (IFly) together — all things that some would consider impossible for a kid like Julia.

He makes sure she knows that she really is a Supergirl and capable of anything if she puts her mind to it.

I know Joe is a good husband, but watching his endless love and dedication to our baby girl is what truly reminds me that marrying him was one of the best decisions I ever made. Happy Father’s Day, #BestBaldDad!

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Second place

Mayor Mike Waid

Mayor Mike Waid

My son was 11 years old when we first shaved our heads. Now, after six straight years of shaving our heads together, my son shows me every day what it is to be a leader and fighter for others!

Third place

Kim Lendvay

Submitted by Team Naomi: Kim Lendvay

Having a dad who helps to raise close to $200 000 for pediatric cancer research makes this guy the #BestBaldDad in our books .

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos, voted, and left heartwarming comments!

And to all the dads who shave their heads to help kids with cancer, you all are our favorite #BestBaldDads. Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day!

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