Events and Fundraisers

Sweepstakes 2019: Meet Last Year’s Big Winner

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 4, 2019

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.

St. Baldrick's 2018 Sweepstakes winner in Tahiti with his wife.

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Head-Shaving

St. Baldrick’s 2018 Event Registration Is Open [VIDEO]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 4, 2018

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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Head-Shaving

A Nurse With A Heart of Gold: Meet Peggy Schneider

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
May 8, 2017

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 hugs shavee and fellow nurse Mona

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.

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Do What You Want

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.

Should I Shave My Head

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Head-Shaving

5 Reasons to Start a Head-Shaving Event [VIDEO]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 26, 2017

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.

Woman shaving head for cancer at St. Baldrick's event

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Head-Shaving

Meet Your 2016 Battle of the Bald Champion

by Lauren Feller, St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 15, 2016

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!

2016 Battle of the Bald event at UCSC

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.

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Head-Shaving

14 Years of Excellence: LAFD and LAPD Go Bald For Kids With Cancer [PHOTO ESSAY]

by Jeena Gould, St. Baldrick's Foundation
May 20, 2016

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.

Young boy getting his head shaved

It all started back in 2003.

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Families

The Force Is Strong With This One: Ian’s Story

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
May 4, 2016

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.

Ian shows of his Jedi robes and lightsaber

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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Head-Shaving

Kids Helping Kids: An Elementary School Head-Shaving Event [PHOTO ESSAY]

by Jeena Gould, St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 30, 2016

What happens when kids get together to help other kids with cancer? A lot of heads get shaved! Check out these photos from Chatfield Elementary School — they’re bound to make you smile.

Chatfield Elementary School student getting shaved

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Fundraising Tips

The Four Pillars of a Successful Fundraising Event

by Robbie Tiffin
March 8, 2016

Organizing a head-shaving event is a big job, as Volunteer Event Organizer (VEO) Robbie Tiffin knows. So he created a plan to help his event succeed — and it worked. Robbie shares his secrets for a extraordinary event below.

Robbie Tiffin and his son at event

Robbie and his son, Micah, smile with full heads of hair just before their shave.

It was October 13, and our VEO had sent an email to our team sharing that he was unable to organize our next St. Baldrick’s event. That was the bad news.

The good news? I was ready to step in.

Our event had been pretty successful in the past, but I didn’t want it to be just another “rinse and repeat.” We owed it to the kids to make this event bigger and better than ever.

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