Be a hero for kids with cancer! Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement. The Foundation continues to make great strides in funding very important new research and treatments that will continue to save more and more lives. There is still a lot to do. As I was writing this in 2015, I received a notification email from the Foundation that one of the 2015 St. Baldrick's Ambassador's passed away earlier in the day. Caroline Richards was 12 years old.
Andre & Colton are two of our Honored Kids once again for this event. Andre and Colton have volunteered to help us kick it off again by shaving silly designs in my head. Benjamin is one of our Honored Kids but as of this time, he will not be able to join us at the event this year. Emmalynn is one of our Honored Kids but she is struggling with health concerns and will not be able to join us at the event this year. Justin has always been one of our Honored Kids and he always will be. Justin lost his battle and became an angel in 2014 but he will continue to be one of our Honored Kids every year because that is exactly why we are doing this, to put a stop to losing kids to horrific cancers.
Once again, we are going to have a ton of fun! The Eighth Annual Southern Colorado St. Baldrick's Event at Jimmy's Tavern in Pueblo West is right around the corner. Tony Ruiz of STAR Music Services is putting together a cadre of bands willing to donate their time again so we can all enjoy live music all day and the Pueblo Young Marines will be grilling their delicious burgers. In the last 7 years, this awesome event has raised well over $100,000! This past year, we finally broke the $100,000 mark. Over $52,000 was raised in 2018 alone. Many thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make that a reality! We won't stop until cures have been found for all childhood cancers. Many advances have been made but there is still a lot of work to be done. Sign up now by clicking the "join us" button. It only takes 30 seconds to complete. If you have participated in the past, just log in to your account and update your event to this new one. Make sure you list your T-shirt size. Everyone who raises at least $50 will win a free commemorative T-shirt. We would like to have a team from each school. If you have a child who wants to participate, and their school doesn't have a team yet, form a team and invite their friends to join. If someone doesn't want to shave their head, that's okay. They can still sign up as a Volunteer instead of a Shavee and still raise money for their team. Your friends and family from out-of-state can even join your team or start their own associated with this event. If they can't make it the day of the event, they can be a "Virtual Shavee" and have their head shaved at their local barber.
Since 2007, as part of the St. Baldrick’s Chicago Area Schools Challenge, local students, faculty, and their communities have united to Conquer Childhood Cancers, shaving more than 32,000 heads in solidarity with kids who typically lose their hair during childhood cancer treatment. In that time, they have raised more than $14.4 million for childhood cancer research - but that is just a drop in the bucket of what is needed to win this battle.. Local schools in Southern Colorado are coming together to replicate this awesome feat! If your school has set up a team yet, do it today. The school that raises the most will have the traveling trophy for the coming year!
Thank you for being a part of such an awesome community group!
Volunteer Event Organizer (VEO) Call or text Grant at (719)248-6328 with any questions you may have.