That’s right — it’s time to take the plunge and register for a St. Baldrick’s event!
Every 2 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer.
YOU can make a difference for these kids.
Be a part of the world’s largest volunteer-powered charity for childhood cancer research. Get involved with a St. Baldrick’s event today!
It’s National Volunteer Week and at St. Baldrick’s we have a lot of reasons to celebrate — like nearly 45,000 reasons! (Yep, that’s how many people volunteered for St. Baldrick’s this year and we love them ALL!) From team captains to barbers to shavees to VEOs and beyond— St. Baldrick’s is volunteer-powered and proud. Why do our incredible volunteers do what they do? Find out from three of our heroes!
Being bald means thinking about hair (or scalp) care in a whole new light. Fortunately, taking care of a shaved head is easy with these six tips.
Every year, tens of thousands of men, women, and kids shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. They do it for one reason: to cure cancer. That’s right — in 2017, nearly 40,000 people will shave their heads for St. Baldrick’s, raising money for childhood cancer research. That’s a lot of bald heads!
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Whether you’ve recently shaved or you’ve been sporting the no-hair look for years, do you know the best bald head care practices? Neither did we, so we turned to the men and women who have helped more people go bald than anyone else we know: our St. Baldrick’s barbers.
Hair care professionals from across the U.S. answered our call for advice, and they gave us some great tips! Here’s what our barbers had to say:
Today we’re thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership — we’re teaming up with Sport Clips Haircuts to conquer childhood cancer! Sport Clips has been a St. Baldrick’s supporter for many years and has generously committed to donating $1 million over the next three years. Read on for the story of a Sport Clips stylist who has dedicated almost a decade to clipping for kids with cancer.
Supercuts manager Olga Howerton before shaving her head for St. Baldrick’s. Olga raised over $26,000 for childhood cancer research to help kids like 4-year-old Emma, who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 2. Photo: Sasha Leahovcenco (www.sashaleahovcenco.com)
When it was time to shave, “I was nervous. Really nervous,” says Olga. “I didn’t know how I was going to look with no hair. There’s nowhere to hide.” But once the barber cut off her 20-inch-long ponytail, Olga felt reinvigorated. “After that, I was like, just go for it! It was a really cool experience.”
Actress and producer Angeline Rose Troy writes about how she got involved to help cure childhood cancer. Get Involved
Photo: Ric Linville.
Finding ways to cure childhood cancers is something I’ve felt very strongly about ever since I was a little girl and my friend, Michelle, was diagnosed with leukemia. She was 7 years old.
Michelle began chemotherapy, and when she began to lose her lovely, long blond locks, she made the decision to shave the rest of her hair completely off. I thought it would be scary for her, but she took each day in stride.
I remember Michelle becoming too weak and frail to be able to run around outside and play, yet still having this huge respect and appreciation for everything and everyone around her. I felt so sad and helpless. Why couldn’t the doctors fix Michelle? How did my beautiful friend get sick in the first place? And why wasn’t she getting better?
(Photo by Joel Corcoran Photography)
It’s time for you to be a part of the world’s largest volunteer-driven charity for childhood cancer research funding.
Get registered to shave your head or plan an event to raise money for childhood cancer research. The money you raise could fund the next research project that finds the cure for childhood cancer.