Before Preston Kilzer shaved his head for the seventh time last Friday, he gave this speech to a crowded room at the Fado Irish Pub head-shaving event in Denver.I’m Preston and I’m 12 years old. I am a cancer survivor. When I started kindergarten at the age of 6, I was bald and just finished battling a very tough war.
This is my story.
They call us the crazy head-shaving people.
And you know what? They’re right.
What do social media and Star Trek have to do with childhood cancer? Dr. Friend explains in this video. You make this possible. Fund research.
Did you know that by posting a selfie you can support kids with cancer AND help raise up to $25,000 for childhood cancer research? Read on to learn how!From now until October 5, Barnes & Noble College will donate $1 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, up to $25,000, for every photo posted with #YouAreMyHero!
Chase was 2 ½ years old when he was diagnosed with ATRT, a rare and deadly pediatric brain tumor. With limited treatment options available, Chase’s family moved forward with what they believed to be the best shot.
We surprised a few recipients of our 2014 Summer Grants with some exciting news — and we caught it all on video.
This is one of the most anticipated times of the year at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation: the time when we are able to turn generously given donations over to the hands of the world’s best childhood cancer researchers.
This year, we added a little twist.
We told these researchers we had one final video interview for them before we would announce our funding decisions.
Watch the video and you’ll see — we tricked them. But it was worth it.
Attention shavees, car fans, or anyone who wants to strike gold this March:The St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Lexus are on the scout for bold people willing to shave their heads and film an Instagram video for the chance to win $2,500!
Here’s what you have to do:
As I stood, frozen in place before my closet, I again asked myself, “What does one wear to a child’s funeral?”
I thought about the young man whose life we would celebrate, and chose purple, the color of half-mourning. It seemed right. Half of me is mad as hell that this beautiful soul has departed this life. My other half rejoices that Justin Miller is no longer suffering, and is now at peace. I am grateful Justin was sent to better us. It has been said that only the good die young, and this is certainly true of this ninja.
With the heaviest of hearts, we are saddened to share that Justin Miller passed away on January 21 surrounded lovingly by his family and friends.Justin, age 10, was a St. Baldrick’s 2012 Ambassador and had been battling neuroblastoma for the past seven and a half years. He was courageous, a fighter, and had a “let’s do this thing” attitude that inspired his supportive “fans” around the world. He will be remembered for his resilient spirit, his dance moves, his smile, and his overflowing love and appreciation for life.
Sending you Legos to heaven, buddy. Now and forever.
For those who would like to make a donation in Justin’s memory, please consider Justin’s St. Baldrick’s team.
My best Christmas gift was delivered two weeks early. Our young Ambassador, Justin, left the hospital in time to participate in his school’s Winter Concert.
As Justin and his classmates sang, I thought about how he has miraculously fought cancer seven times, and how those miracles were possible because of another one.
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