No matter when you joined St. Baldrick’s, you’re part of something bigger than anyone could have imagined at the first head-shaving event on March 17, 2000.
On what would have been our 20th anniversary, this year a pandemic had begun. It was a time for regrouping, rather than reflection. But now let’s look at what you’ve helped accomplish, and the challenges we have, to do more for kids with cancer.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to test your knowledge — and to spread the word about why you support lifesaving research through St. Baldrick’s. And you may learn something new!
This year during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, while we celebrate progress, let’s spread the word that surviving five years is not enough. We need to give kids a lifetime.Every year we select five children – with one who has passed away from cancer representing the 1 in 5 who don’t survive. For 2020, we have six kids, in order to include twin brothers Seth and Joel, who died months apart from each other.
More than anything, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a time to honor the thousands of children fighting cancer as well as survivors, and to remember those we have lost. It’s a time for families to tell their stories. And it’s a time for others to listen and learn, show we care, and find ways to help.