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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.

Two-time Shavee Keeping Cool in Iceland

Brian registered for his first head-shaving event two years ago as a shavee alongside his police department. Since he loves kids, he couldn’t think of a better way to help those with cancer.

“I want to do this every year. I do it because I love kids and I like being part of something that is bigger than myself.”

Brian getting head-shaved.Brian is all smiles at his second St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event on March 22, 2019.

He signed up for his second year knowing about the sweepstakes opportunity but didn’t think he stood a chance at winning a dream vacation. Brian’s fundraising approach to meet entry requirements? “Talk to people, ask for donations. Ask everyone and anyone that you talk to. Email, text, ask your family, your in-laws, your colleagues,” all in efforts to drive supporters to his St. Baldrick’s participant page where they could donate.

When St. Baldrick’s called to tell Brian that he had won, he couldn’t believe it. He thought he was being scammed and asked endless questions to verify the caller. Once he decided it was legitimate, he shared the news with his fiancé, Britney — who thought that in typical Brian fashion, he was pulling her leg – “I’m not kidding. We actually won!”

The happy couple, who will marry this month, decided on an adventure to Iceland. Brian had his fingers crossed for the Disney Cruise, but Britney wasn’t sold. He had been deployed to Japan (another destination option) previously and thought a new experience was in order. Their decision was made — Iceland was calling.

Brian and BritneyBrian and fiancé Britney have selected a vacation to Iceland as their 2019 sweepstakes destination.

So, Just Where Might You Find Yourself on the Map?

One lucky winner could find themselves and a travel companion flying to Greece or jet-setting to New Zealand. Or if a family vacation is more up your alley, you could be sailing away on a Disney Cruise with three guests!

Register early for a 2020 head-shaving event and win a dream vacation to Greece, New Zealand, or a Disney Cruise!

Want the Chance to Win? Here’s How:

  • Register for a 2020 head-shaving event by December 4, 2019.
  • Raise a minimum of $150 by December 4, 2019.
  • Be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Be at least 21 years of age. Not yet 21? No problem. Your parent or guardian can email us at with the entrant’s first and last name, along with their date of birth by December 4, 2019. The sweepstakes is open to the public, no purchase necessary.

If you’re already registered for a 2020 head-shaving event, you’re part way there! Raise the required minimum amount to be automatically entered for your chance to win.

For more information, review the official St. Baldrick’s Sweepstakes rules.

What are you waiting for? Register now. Fundraise to #DFYchildhoodCancers.

In the words of Brian Christopher: “If you love kids, if you have kids — imagine this was your child [with cancer]. You would pray and hope that people would do whatever they can to help you. When I have kids, I can’t even imagine how it would feel. Being a part of finding cures or even getting closer to finding cures, that’s a good feeling.”

Join us today and #DFYchildhoodCancers!

Register. Fundraise. Show up and shave.


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