St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation recognizes that childhood cancers do not discriminate. Cancer afflicts children of all genders and of all racial, ethnic, geographic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. While St. Baldrick’s grew out of an ethnic festival, it has built an army of heroes – people of all ages, backgrounds, professions and histories, with diverse and dynamic personalities and beliefs who are united by a few key principles. Foremost among them is our belief that respect for each person is precious and essential to building a movement and organization we are proud to be part of. We further believe:
- Children with cancer need every champion willing to serve – to help speed the day when every child can be cured. Accordingly, we respectfully welcome volunteers, donors and advocates of all backgrounds.
- We respect the talents, skill and ideas of each volunteer and are committed to continued education and training so everyone can be more effective.
- St. Baldrick’s heroes work together to ensure that no child is underserved because of any aspect of their background.
- We fund researchers of all backgrounds, and support research proposals based upon their potential to make new discoveries and improve the treatment for children with cancer.
- We support every national clinical trial for children with cancer.
- We support research at every hospital that treats children with cancer – including those that serve the inner cities of America - to ensure every child has access to the best treatments available.
- We recognize everyone can be an ally for children with cancer and work with all members of Congress, every Presidential administration and all relevant federal agencies, to ensure that children with cancer and their needs are consistently at the forefront of America’s national cancer policies.
- We partner with other U.S. and international cancer and childhood cancer organizations in nearly 30 countries to ensure the most promising research is funded and better treatments are available for children everywhere.
- St. Baldrick’s heroes have funded the training of pediatric oncologists from developing countries who bring the knowledge, resources and treatments available in high-income countries to the developing world.
- We embrace out-of-the-box ideas that have the potential to fast-track advances for all the world’s children.
Finally, we strive for and achieve diversity among our staff and leadership, and we diligently uphold fair and equitable recruitment, hiring and retention practices where each employee’s ideas, talents and willingness to serve are prized above all.