Shavees and Virtual Shavees

How do I sign up to participate as a shavee? Is there a St. Baldrick's event near me? Does it cost anything to participate? How do I reset my username and password? How do I join or start a team? How do I update my fundraising goal on my page? How do I honor a kid on my page? How do I add a "before" and "after" photo to my page? How do I connect my St. Baldrick’s account to my Facebook account? How do I move my shavee registration to another event? How do I delete my shavee registration? Or duplicate registrations? Will I have the same shavee fundraising page as I did last year? Can babies or toddlers be shaved? Do I need to know someone with childhood cancer to participate? What are some different ways to fundraise? How do I email my page to supporters? How do I find out who my donors are? I started a fundraiser on Facebook. Why aren’t those donations on my shavee page? I requested a physical shavee packet to be mailed to me but didn’t receive one. Was my packet sent? Does it cost anything to attend a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event? What time am I shaving at my event? Do I have to shave my head completely bald? Can I donate my hair? What do you do with the hair that's been shaved? How long does it take for my donations that I turned in at the event to be posted on my participant page? How do I get a St. Baldrick’s t-shirt? What is a virtual event? How can I live-stream my event to my St. Baldrick's Page?

Answers

How do I sign up to participate as a shavee?

We're so glad you asked! Just click here and choose how you'd like to participate. You can register as a shavee, volunteer, barber, or Volunteer Event Organizer. Our website will walk you through the entire registration process, and you'll soon be on your way to a fun and rewarding experience – raising critical funds for childhood cancer research grants, while having an amazing time doing it. If you'd prefer to sign up by phone, just call 888.899.BALD (2253).

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

St. Baldrick's events take place across the United States and around the globe! Search now to find an event near you. Don't see one? Events are added all the time, 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 the event date doesn't fit your schedule), you can still participate in a Virtual Event. When you register for a Virtual Event, you get to set a date for the big shave and kick-off your fundraising by collecting donations from friends, family, and co-workers. You can get your head shaved at a local salon or a place of your choosing, and still help conquer kids’ cancer!

Does it cost anything to participate?

No, it does not cost anything to participate. However, we encourage all participants to support the work of St. Baldrick’s by raising as much money as they can for childhood cancer research. Participants who raise at least $50 will get a St. Baldrick’s t-shirt at their event. You'll be surprised how many people will donate to see you with a shaved head – and how generous they’ll be once you tell them what it's for.

How do I reset my username and password?

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

If you typically sign in through Facebook, St. Baldrick’s will not have a username and password on file for you. You’ll need to sign in using your Facebook login credentials. If you’d prefer to have a username and password created, please contact us at ShaveeHelp@StBaldricks.org.

How do I join or start a team?

During registration, you’ll be asked if you want to join or start a team. If you haven't registered as a participant, fill out the online registration form and follow the steps. If you've already registered and now want to join or start a team, sign in to your Members Area and click "View and Edit Your Page." Click "Join a Team" and you'll be given the option of joining or starting a team. More FAQs about teams can be found here.

How do I update my fundraising goal on my page?

Sign in to your Members Area and click on the "View and Edit Your Page" button. Here you can edit your fundraising goal, change your website message, and more! Simply click the pencil icon on any item to customize your page.

How do I honor a kid on my page?

Sign in to your Members Area and click on the "View and Edit Your Page " button. Scroll down until you see “St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids.” Here you’ll be able to choose one (or many!) of the amazingly brave kids to honor through your participation.

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

Sign in to your Members Area and click on the "View and Edit Your Page" button. Here you can toggle between editing your "before" and "after" photos by clicking the dot below the photo box. Click the pencil icon in the photo box to select photos from your computer/mobile device to upload.

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 person icon in the upper right-hand corner and select "Preferences." Then, click "Connect with Facebook" on the right-hand column. A pop-up window will appear prompting you to log in to your Facebook account to connect it to our St. Baldrick’s Facebook application. Now, you can share your St. Baldrick’s participant page on your Facebook page, and use Facebook to sign into your St. Baldrick’s account!

How do I move my shavee registration to another event?

Send us an email at ShaveeHelp@Stbaldricks.org or give us a call at 888.899.BALD (2253) to delete your registration.

How do I delete my shavee registration? Or duplicate registrations?

Give us a call at 888.899.BALD (2253) to delete your registration.

Will I have the same shavee fundraising page as I did last year?

You are given a new fundraising page and participant ID every year you join a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event, which helps you keep track of all your hard work over the years.

Can babies or toddlers be shaved?

To ensure everyone's safety at St. Baldrick's events, we ask individuals to be at least 3 years of age before participating in a head-shave and must be supervised by a parent or guardian during the shave. Additionally, all participants under the age of 18 are required to turn in a Participant Agreement form signed by their parent or legal guardian prior to shaving.

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

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

What are some different ways to fundraise?

Check out our Shavee Tips or Resource Lounge for tools like our 4-week fundraising guide or sample social media posts to get inspired! Additionally, check in with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program. They might double, or even triple, your donation!

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 an email and share it with anyone you’d like!

How do I find out who my donors are?

Sign in to your Members Area with your username and password and click the white gift box icon in the top-right corner of the page. This will direct you to a list of your donors, with the option of thanking them via email.

I started a fundraiser on Facebook. Why aren’t those donations on my shavee page?

If you created a Facebook Fundraiser directly on the Facebook site, donations received will go to the St. Baldrick’s general donation fund.

If you would like Facebook donations to count towards your personal fundraising goal, please log into your St. Baldrick's account and create a Facebook Fundraiser by clicking on the "Get Started" button found on your dashboard.
 
If you need help getting your St. Baldrick’s Facebook Fundraiser set up, reach out to Fundraising@StBaldricks.org. If you have questions about your donations, please email DonationQuestions@StBaldricks.org.

Are shavee guides available?

Digital shavee guides are available here. There are additional resources in the Resource Lounge as well to assist with fundraising ideas. Please feel free to contact us at  ShaveeHelp@StBaldricks.org for assistance.

Does it cost anything to attend a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event?

No, it does not cost anything to attend and/or participate. Attendance at St. Baldrick's events is always free, and nearly all events are open to the public. However, we encourage those participating to support St. Baldrick’s mission by raising as much money as they can. Participants who raise at least $50 will receive a St. Baldrick’s t-shirt and those who raise more than $100 will receive an annual lapel pin as well. You'll be surprised how many people will donate to see you with a shaved head – and how generous they’ll be once you tell them what it's for.

What time am I shaving at my event?

If your event has a schedule for head shaving, your VEO (Volunteer Event Organizer) will contact you a few days prior to your event to let you know. Look for these messages in the Communicate section of your Members Area page. If you have any questions about the schedule or timing for the day of your event, be sure to contact your VEO directly. Their contact information is listed on your personal Dashboard, as well as the event page.

Do I have to shave my head completely bald?

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

Can I donate my hair? What do you do with the hair that's been shaved?

We don’t collect hair donations, but volunteers are welcome to shave their heads at St. Baldrick’s events and donate their hair to another organization. If you would like to donate your hair, please let your Volunteer Event Organizer and barber know before your event. For more information on how you can donate your hair, check out this blog post.

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

Donations will appear on your page depending on when the Foundation receives your event proceeds, which can vary by event. Donations made by check will post online approximately 2 weeks after receiving the proceeds from the organizer or treasurer. Cash donations take 3-4 weeks to be processed and posted online. 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 at 888.899.BALD (2253) or ShaveeHelp@StBaldricks.org.

How do I get a St. Baldrick’s t-shirt?

All registered participants who raise at least $50 will receive a commemorative St. Baldrick’s t-shirt at their event. If there aren’t shirts in your size, please fill out an After Event T-Shirt Request Form at your event and we’ll mail you one! If you didn't complete this form, please contact us at 888.899.BALD (2253) for assistance.

What is a virtual event?

You can think of a virtual event as your own at-home head-shaving party: you choose the date, the location, ask a housemate to be the barber, even live-stream to friends and family! If you want to shave solo, or are unable to make an event in your area, don’t worry – just become a Virtual Shavee! All you need to do is sign up for the virtual event. When you register, you get to set a date and time for your big shave, start collecting donations from friends, family, and co-workers, and get your head shaved at a local salon or the place of your choosing. We’ll be sending virtual high fives your way!

Once registered, you can customize the details of your shave (i.e. date, time) by signing into your Members Area and clicking on the "View and Edit Your Page" button. You also have the power to change the details of your shave at any time you’d like, or join an in-person event if you change your mind!

How can I live-stream my event to my St. Baldrick's Page?

Click here for streaming instructions on how to stream through both YouTube and/or Facebook and embed the video to your participant page.