Nine years ago, we hosted our inaugural St. Baldrick’s event, dubbed “Bill and Joey’s Excellent Shaving Adventure.” Over the years, our business colleagues from throughout the IT Industry (led by employees of NetApp, WebHouse, SAP, ADP, WWT and more) along with their families, friends, business partners and customers have been working with St. Baldrick’s to help conquer childhood cancers. Together you have opened your hearts and wallets - reaching record results. In the years since the first event in 2007, there have been more than 100 events, 2,500 shavees and over $6.0M raised.
Childhood cancer is an insidious disease that terrifies the parent in all of us. As each grown up takes his or her place in the chairs and offers their hair to the barbers, we’re all reminded of the blessings in our own lives. The support, excitement, and generosity given year after year from our ever involved partners, customers, and alliances has blown me away. Newly sheered volunteers become walking billboards, further raising awareness for the cause. By participating in this event, we are raising funds to give to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world to find cures and improve the quality of life for patients and survivors.
We are looking forward to another successful year and hope that you will join us in the mission to Conquer Childhood Cancers! If you have questions on how to get your office involved contact Phil Eletto PhilE@NetApp.com.