Grassroots, individual fundraising and volunteering have been vital to the success of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. But corporations are also key supporters – as we continue spotlighting volunteer efforts for National Volunteer Week, let’s meet a corporate giving professional with a passion for helping kids and getting his company and colleagues on board, too.
Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. That means 25,000 kids around the world will hear the words “you have cancer” this month alone.
Top fundraiser Corey Hutchinson gets a little taken off the top during a head-shaving event at this year’s Tech Tackles Cancer fundraiser in Palo Alto, California.
But there’s hope. Did you know that the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants in the world?
And this Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are inviting you to join us. Your corporation can help fund life-saving research, wherever it takes place, so kids can lead long and healthy lives.
Here are 5 easy ways your business can take childhood back from cancer.
When it came time to shave off her dark bob for kids’ cancer research, IBM executive Diana Kelley didn’t give it a second thought. Neither did her tech company colleagues. In fact, they cheered her on! Read on for more about Diana and why she shaved for childhood cancer research. (And heads up, St. Baldrick’s will be introducing a new campaign called Tech Conquers Childhood Cancer — a global initiative that unites tech companies worldwide to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Stay tuned!)
Diana shaves alongside her partner at a global information security conference last month in San Francisco.
As a global security executive at IBM, Diana Kelley is used to making big decisions.
One of our company partners included the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in their charitable efforts all year long, from March Madness pools to casual days. This past Halloween was the biggest treat, with no tricks! Fund childhood cancer research with your company’s holiday party. Do what you want!
Denise Chipman, Vice President of Operations at Avalon Risk Management, braves the shave at the company Halloween party.
A recent challenge between two CEOs turned into a whole lot more for childhood cancer research and other worthy causes — like $1 million more! Heather Kash, Senior Director of Corporate Relations and Risk Management at St. Baldrick’s, explains.
Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of World Wide Technology, Inc. shaved for St. Baldrick’s after being challenged by fellow CEO John Chambers.
Find a NetApp employee-led event near you, donate, or get involved!
Shavees, including NFL player Justin Tuck, at a NetApp event on March 5.
Let Votre Vu help you with your fundraising and your Valentine’s Day shopping!Since June 2012, Votre Vu has supported the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by donating $1 from every French Accents product sold, and as a result has contributed $55,000 to childhood cancer research in 18 months.
The French-inspired beauty brand — a favorite of celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Jordan Sparks — has just unveiled two new campaigns to benefit St. Baldrick’s:
- Their “Bald is Beautiful” soiree program helps St. Baldrick’s participants earn donations toward their individual, team, or event fundraising totals by hosting a Votre Vu party. The host will receive a minimum of 15% of the total soiree sales as a donation to their St. Baldrick’s fundraising page.
- Their 2014 Valentine’s Day promotions provide customers with discounted beauty packages that include a donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Over the past several years, NetApp has consistently been one of our top corporate fundraising events, and they’re happy to help us announce this million-dollar milestone.
“Casual to Conquer is not only a great way to support a cause our firm has embraced, but a great way to enhance employee morale. Some mornings it just makes getting off to work easier knowing you can slip into a pair of jeans and flip-flops.”
-Kristin Downey, Director of Human Resources, AmWINS Group, Inc.
When most companies think about bringing their clients and business partners together, they host a golf outing, a cocktail party, or a dinner. But for a company as innovative and committed to social responsibility as NetApp, that just wouldn’t do.
In 2007, Bill Hogan, East Area Vice President, and Joey Santamorena, Americas Sales Director, decided to shave their heads for St. Baldrick’s to raise money for childhood cancer research, inviting their colleagues, family members, partners, and customers to join them for “Bill & Joey’s Excellent Shaving Adventure.”