As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, today we’ll meet two more volunteers with very different stories: one is the mom of a child diagnosed with cancer; the other, a researcher who’s devoted her career to early detection of childhood cancers.
Both will show us that it doesn’t matter how you get involved – just that your involvement is crucial to the work of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
It’s time once again to join the fight against childhood cancers by funding research and clinical trials that can stop this disease from taking more lives.
You may be a past participant or someone who’s been on the fence about joining a head-shave event. Regardless of your past involvement, we urge you to join our fight to take childhood back from cancer.
Do you like throwing parties? Do you want to make a difference for kids with cancer? We do, too! Join St. Baldrick’s and throw the ultimate shindig for good — a head-shaving event. Read on for five reasons to organize your own amazing event this year.
Each year, St. Baldrick’s encourages volunteers and donors to participate in Sweepstakes. Those who meet the requirements have a chance to win an exciting weeklong vacation to an exotic location. This year, St. Baldrick’s is excited to announce that the winner of the 2019 Sweepstakes will choose from vacations for two to Japan or Iceland, and a Disney family cruise for four. Register now for a chance to win. Full details available here.
When Mark Silvius entered St. Baldrick’s Sweepstakes 2018, he didn’t think it would result in him being whisked away to Tahiti. He just wanted to support St. Baldrick’s and childhood cancer research – a cause he’s backed for eight years now.
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!
It’s National Nurses Week 2017 and we’re celebrating by sharing the story of a pediatric oncology nurse who loves to give back! Meet Peggy Schneider, a longtime nurse and the volunteer event organizer (VEO) for the Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub and Grill event in St. Louis. Read on to learn more about Peggy and why she’s dedicated the past 46 years to caring for kids with cancer.
Peggy (right) hugs her best friend and fellow nurse Mona, who had just shaved with St. Baldrick’s at Peggy’s event.
Longtime pediatric nurse Peggy Schneider considers it a privilege to care for kids with cancer.
“People often ask me, ‘What do you like about nursing? What’s your favorite thing that you’ve ever done?’ And, it’s working with kids with cancer,” she said, realizing that might sound bizarre to people, because kids having cancer is such a sad reality. “But I learn something from them every day. They’re amazing.”
But she does more than just care for kids with cancer as a nurse — she cares for them as a St. Baldrick’s volunteer event organizer too.
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.
37 events, thousands of participants, and over $235,000 raised for childhood cancer research — it’s safe to say the ultimate college head-shaving showdown had a successful second season. But who came out on top in this year’s Battle of the Bald? The results are in — read more to find out!
All images courtesy of Laurie Aiello
With her son Grant in her lap, her father getting shaved in the seat next to her, and her daughter helping guide the razor, Katrina Learned’s head-shave became more than a fundraiser — it was a moving family moment.
Katrina was the top fundraiser at the event, raising just over $14,000 for childhood cancer research and helping propel the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute event to the top of the charts for the second annual Battle of the Bald.
In March, one of our longest running head-shaving events — a collaboration between the Los Angeles Fire and Police Departments — returned for the 14th year in a row. Read on to learn about the VEOs behind the event and to see some fun photos along the way.
It all started back in 2003.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away — well, all right, recently in South Dakota — there lived an Honored Kid named Ian. He was a Star Wars fan and a fighter, with a heart of gold and the soul of a Jedi master. In honor of Star Wars Day, we’re bringing you his incredible story. As Ian would love to say in celebration of today, May the Fourth be with you always.
Dressed in Jedi robes and armed with his lightsaber, Ian gets ready to save the galaxy.
Honored Kid Ian had the heart of a Jedi.
The young Star Wars fan fought valiantly against an evil foe while always thinking of others ahead of himself. He even had a lightsaber, Jedi robes and some really cool moves.
“He’s my role model,” said his dad, Rob. “I still try and strive, but the things he knew and the things he did — it was pretty amazing.”
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