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5 Ways You Can Fundraise For Kids With Cancer This Spring

by Kristine Malicse, St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 20, 2017

Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, and the snow is melting. Whether you’re enjoying a week of freedom or looking to spend quality time with your friends and family, spring into the new season by helping fund childhood cancer research. Here are 5 ways to get you started.

1. DIY Music Festival. Spring is the unofficial start of festival season — so why not create your very own music festival with close friends and dance the day away?

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Should I Shave My Head? [QUIZ]

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 16, 2017

To shave your head or not to shave, that is your question. Well, we’re here to help! Dive into our handy dandy flowchart to get the answers you seek — and help kids with cancer at the same time.

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Connect Your Fundraiser to a Head-Shaving Event

by Lauren Feller, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 6, 2017

Did you know you can support a head-shaving event or team without actually shaving your head? It’s easy with these quick steps.

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We know head-shaving isn’t for everyone — but supporting kids with cancer is!

You can raise money for research however you want with a Do What You Want fundraiser, and then join forces with a St. Baldrick’s team or event to meet your fundraising goals even faster.

BLOG: 10 Ways You Can Help Kids With Cancer in February >

The best part? All of that money goes towards the same lifesaving childhood cancer research. So why not support a great event at the same time?

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What Do YOU Want To Do? 16 Ideas to Get You Started

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 27, 2017

What can you do to raise money for childhood cancer research? The answer is, just about anything you can think of! Here are 16 awesome fundraising ideas to get the ball rolling.

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Doing It Already?

Planning to run a 5K? Having a party? Why not make it count by turning it into a fundraiser for kids fighting cancer? Here are a few ideas that might already be on your calendar:

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St. Baldrick’s 2017 Event Registration Is Open [VIDEO]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 12, 2017

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!

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A ‘Bald’ Mitzvah to Remember

by Jeena Gould, St. Baldrick's Foundation
April 11, 2016

Nathan Z. has shaved his head at St. Baldrick’s events every year since he was in second grade. But this year, he did something different. Read how Nathan is making a difference for kids with cancer without going bald.

Nathan with his second grade teacher, Mrs. Kinsley

Nathan smiles with his second grade teacher, Mrs. Kinsley, and her daughter, Fallon.

When you’ve been shaving your head for kids with cancer for the past seven years, it can feel a bit weird to take a year off.

Thirteen-year-old Nathan Z. knows the feeling.

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Teacher Shavee Teams With Students to Fund Childhood Cancer Research

by Jeena Gould, St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 29, 2016

It started as a simple class project at Ocean Breeze Elementary School. Now it’s become something much more noble. See what happens when young students get together to make a difference for kids with cancer.

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Students practice their marketing skills by making posters for their business.

Holly Mentillo, a school teacher in Satellite Beach, Florida, came up with a class project to teach her students how a business works.

But this project has turned into something much greater: a mission to fund childhood cancer research.

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‘Racing for a Reason’: Alex’s Ironman Triathlon for Caroline Richards

by Alex Penny
November 2, 2015

Alex Penny is a physical therapist who recently completed a grueling Ironman triathlon. His inspiration? A former patient, Ambassador Caroline. “She gave me the courage to fight through every cramp and all the nausea and exhaustion of training this past year,” Alex writes. Read on to see how Ambassador Caroline pushed Alex to keep going — and to raise over $4,000 for childhood cancer research along the way.

Caroline sits and smiles her infectious smile

Caroline was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in January 2014 and spent much of that year in the hospital in Houston.

This past Labor Day wasn’t about long weekends, trips to the lake or backyard BBQs. I was riding my bike 100 miles on Saturday, running 18 miles on Sunday and swimming 2 miles on Monday. A typical training weekend for me, over the last year anyway.

I am a physical therapist at a major cancer hospital in Texas. I specialize in the rehabilitation of pediatric bone tumor patients, most often following major orthopedic reconstructive surgeries. This is how I met Caroline Richards and her family.

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Totally Tubular: Retro Prom Raises Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 19, 2015

What’s better than one party for good? How about two! That was the thinking behind a righteous pre-event fundraiser for the 2016 Fado head-shaving event in Denver, Colorado — the 1980s Retro Prom. Radical, dude.

Collage of people in costume at the 80s retro prom

Attendees came to the 1980s Retro Prom in Denver, Colorado dressed to impress.

On September 19, Casselman’s Bar may have been all business in front, but it was a rocking party in back — and all to benefit childhood cancer research.

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3,069 Miles for Research: Couple Bikes From Coast to Coast in Memory of Their Daughter

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
July 13, 2015

Nearly one year ago, Kim and Jon Smith peddled from San Diego to Florida in memory of their daughter, Tyler, who passed from germ cell cancer at 15 years old. The couple experienced searing temperatures and soaking rain on their 3,069-mile, two-month-long fundraising journey dubbed Team Tyler Rides. But most of all, Kim and Jon encountered their daughter’s beautiful and generous spirit along the way.

Kim and Jon lift their bikes on their shoulders at the Pacific Ocean at the start of their ride

Kim and Jon start their cross-country ride at the Pacific Ocean in San Diego.

When Jon and Kim needed a boost, there were the energy bars and electrolyte replacing beverages, but the real fuel couldn’t be torn from a wrapper or gulped from a bottle.

When the miles got tough, it was the dragonflies and the generosity of strangers that kept the couple pedaling.

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