Shavees and Virtual Shavees

How do I sign up to participate as a shavee? I didn't receive a shavee packet. Was my shavee packet mailed? The event I attended ran out of t-shirts. How do I request one? How do I reset my username and password? How do I delete my shavee registration? How do I move my shavee registration to another event? How do I find out who my donors are? Does it cost anything to participate? How do I honor a kid on my page? Will I have the same shavee ID number as I did last year? Do I have to shave my head completely bald? What do you do with the hair that's been shaved off? I would like some tips on different ways to fundraise for my event or fundraiser. Do I need to be Irish to participate? Can babies or toddlers be shaved? Do I need to know someone with childhood cancer to participate? How much does it cost to attend a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event? Is there a St. Baldrick's event near me? How do I join or start a team? How do I email my page to supporters? How do I connect my St. Baldrick’s account to my Facebook account? How do I update my fundraising goal on my site? How do I add a "before" and "after" photo to my page? How do I delete duplicate shavee registrations? How long does it take for my donations that I turned in at the event to be posted on my participant page? What is the virtual event? As a virtual shavee, how do I select the location, time, and date that I will shave my head? How do I form a team for my virtual event? What if I need to change my shave date or time for my virtual event?

Answers

How do I sign up to participate as a shavee?

We're so glad you asked! It's SO easy. Just click on Head-Shaving and choose how you'd like to participate. You can be a shavee, barber, Volunteer Event Organizer, or volunteer. The website will walk you through the process, and you'll be on your way to a great and rewarding experience. If you'd rather sign up by phone, just call 888.899.BALD (2253).

I didn't receive a shavee packet. Was my shavee packet mailed?

Your shavee packet should arrive about a week after registering online. If you do not receive a packet within two weeks of registering, please feel free to contact us at 888.899.BALD (2253).

The event I attended ran out of t-shirts. How do I request one?

Once you have raised $50 and if you have filled out an After Event T-Shirt Request Form at the event, St. Baldrick’s will send you a t-shirt in the mail. If you didn't complete this form and need one after the event, please contact us at 888.899.BALD (2253) for assistance.

How do I reset my username and password?

Click on the "Forgot Username or Password" button on the sign in page and follow the instructions. You will receive your username or instructions on how to reset your password at the email address we have on file for you. If you do not receive an email within 30 minutes, please call 888.899.BALD (2253), and we'll be happy to help you get signed in.

How do I delete my shavee registration?

Call 888.899.BALD (2253) to delete your registration.

How do I move my shavee registration to another event?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password and click on "View and Edit Your Page" from your personal dashboard. Click on your event name and a pop up to search for another event will appear. You can then choose the new event that you would like to participate in. If you have any further questions about editing your registration, please call 888.899.BALD (2253).

How do I find out who my donors are?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password and click "Donations" on the top-center of the page. Once on the donations page, click the "Donations You've Collected" tab. This tab will display a list of your donors and their contact information and will also give you the option to download the information into a spreadsheet.

Does it cost anything to participate?

No, it does not cost anything to participate; however, those participants who raise at least $50 will be given a St. Baldrick’s T shirt at their event (you know you want one). Everyone is welcome to participate and raise as much as they can. You'll be surprised how many people will donate to see you get bald – and how generous they will be once you tell them what it's for.

How do I honor a kid on my page?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password and click "Manage My Participation." You will then click on the "Honored Kids" tab on the left side of the page. Here you will be able to choose one of the many amazing kids to honor during your event.

Will I have the same shavee ID number as I did last year?

We know you spent hours memorizing that six digit number – unfortunately, you have to learn a new one each year.

Do I have to shave my head completely bald?

Shavees do shave their heads. However, we understand that going bald isn’t for everyone. We have many other options for those who don’t want to get bald. Click here to see all of the other ways you can get involved with St. Baldrick’s.

What do you do with the hair that's been shaved off?

We don't formally have relationships with organizations that collect hair, but you are welcome to donate yours to those that accept hair donations.

I would like some tips on different ways to fundraise for my event or fundraiser.

We are so glad you asked! Here are a few fundraising tips to help you meet your fundraising goal:

Think Like a Fundraiser:

  • Give the first gift to get the ball rolling and inspire others.
  • Ask away! And ask often. Sometimes your friends need reminders.
  • Set a goal and timeline. The sooner you create momentum, the more money you will raise!
Go the Extra Mile:
  • Recruit friends to participate with you. Teams are awesome!
  • Double your gifts! Ask donors to see if their employers have a matching gift program.
  • Be creative seeking out supporters or check out your Members Area for suggestions.
Make it Personal:
  • Spread the word by including the URL to your fundraising page in your email signature.
  • Personalize a message on your St. Baldrick’s page and tell people why you got involved.
  • Honor a child with cancer. If you don’t know a child, browse the Honored Kids’ profiles on our website and choose one who inspires you, then share their stories with your donors!
  • Post your photos. Share your success with your friends and family.

 

Do I need to be Irish to participate?

St. Baldrick's events are frequently held in Irish pubs, and everyone is welcome to attend and participate! Events are also held at restaurants, schools, malls, festivals, and more. In 2013, St. Baldrick's events were held in eleven different countries outside of the United States including Hong Kong, Bermuda, Germany, and Singapore!

Can babies or toddlers be shaved?

There is not an age limit to join the fun and participate in a St. Baldrick's event, but all participants under the age of 18 are required to turn in a Participant Agreement form signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Do I need to know someone with childhood cancer to participate?

No. In fact, we hope no one in your life has had to face childhood cancer. You don't have to be directly affected to care about these amazing kids and families and to do what you can to help find cures. We encourage all participants to personalize their experience by choosing to honor one of these young heroes on their fundraising page.

How much does it cost to attend a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event?

Attendance at St. Baldrick's events is always free, and nearly all are open to the public. Feel free to invite anyone and everyone – the more, the merrier!

Is there a St. Baldrick's event near me?

St. Baldrick's events are taking place across the United States and around the globe! Search now to find a location near you. Don't see one? During some times of the year, several events are added each day, so please check frequently! Contact us to find out if an event is in the planning stages, or to inquire about organizing an event. If you cannot find an event in your area (or you are unable to make it to your local event), you can still participate in the virtual event. When you register for the virtual event, you get to set a date for the big shave, start collecting donations from friends, family, and coworkers, and then get your head shaved at a local salon or the place of your choosing. Friends and family recognize your sacrifice, and you get to be a part of the greater St. Baldrick's family!

How do I join or start a team?

If you haven't yet registered to be a shavee, simply fill out the shavee registration form, and you will be provided with the option to join or start a team. If you've already registered, sign in to your Members Area and click "Manage My Participation." You can then either click to "Join" or "Create" a team.

How do I email my page to supporters?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password and then click "Manage My Participation." You will then have the option to share your participant page with your family and friends, by clicking "Share on Facebook" or "Share on Twitter." Another option is to copy and paste your participant page URL link into a new email and share it with anyone you’d like!

How do I connect my St. Baldrick’s account to my Facebook account?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password and click the profile icon at the top of the page and then "Preferences." On the right hand side of the page, you can click "Connect with Facebook". You will be prompted with a pop-up window to log in to your Facebook account, where you can then connect it to our St. Baldrick’s Facebook application. Now you can share your St. Baldrick’s participant page on your Facebook page!

How do I update my fundraising goal on my site?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password and click on the blue "View and Edit Your Page" button. Here you can edit your fundraising goal, change your website message, and more!

How do I add a "before" and "after" photo to my page?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password. Once signed in, click on the blue "View and Edit Your Page" button. This will take you to your fundraising where you can edit your "before" and "after" photos. Just click the grey dot below the photo to toggle between "before" and "after" photos. Once you click "change before/after photo", you will be able to select photos from your computer to upload.

How do I delete duplicate shavee registrations?

888.899.BALD (2253), and we'll be happy to delete the duplicate registration for you.

How long does it take for my donations that I turned in at the event to be posted on my participant page?

Donations made by check will post on the event site approximately two weeks after receiving the proceeds from the organizer or treasurers. Cash donations take three to four weeks to be processed and posted on the event site. Please be patient; we’re processing millions of dollars in just a few short months, and we want to get it right! If you know you've sent in your proceeds and too much time has passed, contact us or call 888.899.BALD (2253).

What is the virtual event?

If you want to shave your head but are unable to make it to your local event, or there isn't an event close to you, don't worry – you can still lose those locks in support of childhood cancer research! All you need to do is sign up for the virtual event. When you register for the virtual event, you get to set a date for your big shave, start collecting donations from friends, family, and coworkers, and get your head shaved at a local salon or the place of your choosing. Friends and family recognize your sacrifice, and you get to be a part of the greater St. Baldrick's family! Sign up today!

As a virtual shavee, how do I select the location, time, and date that I will shave my head?

You can shave at a local salon, family gathering, or even at your own home! Just choose a date, location, and time that works best for you, then share that information with your supporters in your shavee webpage message. You can edit your website message by signing in to your Members Area and clicking on the blue "View and Edit Your Page" button. You will be able to update your display name, shave date, and shave time directly on your fundraising page.

How do I form a team for my virtual event?

At this time, virtual shavees can only join an existing team, but cannot create one.

What if I need to change my shave date or time for my virtual event?

You are free to do so! You can edit your date by signing in to your Members Area and clicking on the blue "View and Edit Your Page" button, You will be able to update your display name, shave date, and shave time directly on your fundrasing page.