Thank you for allowing our daughter, Emily, to serve as a St. Baldrick’s Ambassador Kid. This past year, we were privileged to meet many amazing people and were honored to have learned so much of what this organization does for children with cancer.
The impact and progress that has developed in childhood cancer research over the years has been made possible because of people like you. We know that Emily and many other children around the world will have better, healthier lives.
In late 2009, Patrick McCarrick, long-time St. Baldrick’s volunteer and shavee, decided to do something that would inspire people to join him in the fight to conquer childhood cancers. He established Climb for Five (C45) – a team with a mission to summit the highest peaks on each of the continents while raising funds and awareness for life-saving childhood cancer research. Since then, the C45 Team has climbed Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010 and Washington state’s Mount Rainier in 2011.
Wendi Schoffstall first heard of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation when she was asked to photograph Emily, one of the Foundation’s five 2012 Ambassador Kids. At first a sweet girl with the soft smile captured by Wendi’s lens, it didn’t take long for Emily to capture Wendi’s heart.