Meet Your 2016 Battle of the Bald Champion

by Lauren Feller, St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 15, 2016

37 events, thousands of participants, and over $235,000 raised for childhood cancer research — it’s safe to say the ultimate college head-shaving showdown had a successful second season. But who came out on top in this year’s Battle of the Bald? The results are in — read more to find out!

2016 Battle of the Bald event at UCSC

All images courtesy of Laurie Aiello

With her son Grant in her lap, her father getting shaved in the seat next to her, and her daughter helping guide the razor, Katrina Learned’s head-shave became more than a fundraiser — it was a moving family moment.

Katrina was the top fundraiser at the event, raising just over $14,000 for childhood cancer research and helping propel the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute event to the top of the charts for the second annual Battle of the Bald.

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Battle of the Bald: The Ultimate College Head-Shaving Tournament

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 5, 2016

It’s the ultimate college showdown — St. Baldrick’s head-shaving style.

Battle of the Bald

March Madness may have ended, but this college showdown just started.

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Announcing the Winners of the First-Ever Battle of the Bald

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 15, 2015

It was the ultimate showdown — the first Battle of the Bald between colleges to see who could raise the most money for lifesaving childhood cancer research. Now, the dust has settled and the results are in!

Battle of the Bald

First place:  Delta Tau Delta at Kennesaw State University

First prize goes to the Iota Theta chapter of Delta Tau Delta at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, for their long-running Greeks Go Bald event. Held at a local mall to involve the whole community, the event raised a mind-blowing $33,042 in a mere two months.

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Fundraising Tips

5 Tips for Starting Your College Event

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 7, 2015

Sometimes, a VEO needs a little direction, like a freshman without a map on the first day of class. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are five tips to get you started on organizing the best head-shaving event your campus has ever seen.

A crowd at a bar during a St. Baldrick's event

1.  Get a little help from your friends 

Know someone who’s majoring in accounting? There’s your treasurer! How about a communications major? They can help you advertise your event! As they say, teamwork makes the dream work — plus, what’s better than working with friends?

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Why You Should Start a St. Baldrick’s Event on Your Campus

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
August 26, 2015

We’re shaving heads to find cures for kids’ cancer. Sound crazy? Maybe. But here are five great reasons you’ll want to join us.

College students smiling after shaving their heads together

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How to Throw a Successful St. Baldrick’s Event at Your College: 5 Tips from a VEO

by Tom Serratore
April 29, 2014

Tom, a volunteer event organizer (VEO) and eight-time shavee℠, first brought St. Baldrick’s to his university campus in 2011. He let us in on his tips for a successful college fundraising event.

Valparaiso University St. Baldrick's event 2011

The first St. Baldrick’s event at Valparaiso University in 2011.

In the fall of 2010, I was sitting in my freshman dorm room at Valparaiso University looking to sign up for a local St. Baldrick’s event. After being involved with St. Baldrick’s for all four years of high school, I wanted to continue being a part of this great foundation.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an event near me.

I decided to bring the idea to my soccer coach to start a St. Baldrick’s event at Valpo. He agreed, and for the past four years we have been putting on a head-shaving event.

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Events and Fundraisers

College Students: Do Something for Kids with Cancer

by Kelsey Canan
February 18, 2014


Student shavees at the 2013 St. John’s University head-shaving event. Photos by Jihad Nammou.

College isn’t just about gaining an education to guide you down your chosen career path. It’s about figuring out who you are as an individual. And in order to do that, you need discover what your passions are and what difference you’d like to make in the world.

Students all over the country have been deciding that their passion is to help cure childhood cancer. And many have taken it upon themselves to start a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on their campus.

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