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.

Our generous donors have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any other private foundation. And yet, we receive more grant applications than we can fund.

Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research. Pharmaceutical companies, which provide about 60% of drug funding for adult cancers, invest next to nothing towards drug development for childhood cancers. That’s why charities like the St. Baldrick’s Foundation are so important to keep pushing research forward.

This year, we’ve created a team to help philanthropists invest in our mission to conquer childhood cancers. With a gift of $10,000, $25,000 or even a million dollars at a time, philanthropic investors can make great strides in advancing science for kids with cancer.

Right now, we have a generous foundation ready to match any donor’s investment if they increase their donation or are a new donor at the $50,000 level or above. That makes one gift of $50,000 worth $100,000! If you’ve been waiting to make a large investment in childhood cancer research — or if you know someone who is ready to make a charitable investment — this is the perfect time to do it!

Gifts of stock, recurring gifts, bequests, grant naming opportunities, partnerships and large cash donations are all part of our new Distinguished Giving program. Susan, Kym and Amber are ready to help find a project to fit your philanthropic investment strategy!

With your help, we can make more research possible for kids with cancer.

Learn more about how your gift to St. Baldrick’s can do great things for kids with cancer and meet our team on the Distinguished Giving page.

 Distinguished Giving

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