As David, at age 10, lay dying from neuroblastoma, he said, “You’ve got the list?”
The list of things that David would need completed in his absence. The list has become the driving force behind our family’s commitment to St. Baldrick’s.
David was invited to a St. Baldrick’s event and spoke about his cancer, how he embraced life and made a stadium full of people realize that life is good. The shaving began, and David looked at his mom and said, “You have to shave your head!” So she did, and it transformed her life.
Cancer was no longer winning – there was a way to fight back: raise money for research! This was one of David’s main initiatives, and he adored St. Baldrick’s! David, his sister Daisy, and his parents Tom and Susan waged a courageous battle. Unfortunately, on February 10, 2011, David died. But not without his family knowing his wishes. He wanted his family to use their hair to raise as much money to fund research. He knew he was dying because researchers were not funded well enough to unlock the answers to this disease.
Donations given to David's Warriors have supported St. Baldrick's Scholar grants for Micahel Leibowitz M.D., Ph. D., and Saurabh Agarwal Ph.D., as well as fully-funded Christorpher Forlenza, M.D.'s 3- year St. Baldrick's Fellow Grant. These researchers are developing better treatment for neuroblastoma and other solid tumors.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee, comprised of leading experts in the childhood cancer community, to ensure that every dollar makes the greatest impact for kids with cancer.
These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of David’s Warriors. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible.
Start your own St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money on behalf of our Hero Fund! You’ll be paired with a staff member who will walk you through every step of the process, and you’ll have fun knowing you’re doing a great thing for kids with cancer.
Register to shave your head and raise money for our Hero Fund at any St. Baldrick’s event happening around the world! Not finding an event near you? Register as a virtual shavee and shave your head anytime, anywhere.