Families

Giving Gifts with St. Baldrick’s

by Krissy Gallagher
March 21, 2012

Austin shaving a participant’s head.

By Krissy Dietrich Gallagher, mother of Austin, St. Baldrick’s 2012 Ambassador

We don’t often think of St. Patrick’s Day as a holiday with gifts, but for my family, the entire St. Baldrick’s season is about giving and receiving.

Here is what we give: the hair off the heads of my boys, three-time shavee Braedan, 8, and two-time shavee and two-time childhood cancer survivor, Austin, 5. For the fifth year in a row, my husband Mark also gave his hair, with a bit more reluctance than his young sons (its return is less certain).

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Events and Fundraisers

Wendi & Emily: A Bald and Beautiful Friendship [VIDEO]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 7, 2012

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.

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