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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
Funds Raised in 2023
Total Funds Raised
Since 2013 

Friends for Hope Hero Fund initially started with one family’s experience with childhood cancer after being welcomed into a club that they never would have wanted to be a part of by some very kind leaders in their local childhood cancer community. From there the action to make a positive change grew exponentially over time. Friends for Hope, at its core, is truly a collaborative of those touched by childhood cancer and their extended support systems. 

Morgan’s family started this Hero Fund shortly after she finished treatment, but only because they were introduced to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation mission by Abbey’s friends and family at the Canton, Ohio head-shaving event. 

Through friendships, connections, and bonds formed, even more families came together and another event was formed in memory of Emily and Wilson in Alliance, Ohio.

It is through those joined forces, and extended support systems, that this Hero Fund became about much more than one family and their child. It is about many kids and their families. It is about forging ahead to create purpose out of seemingly meaningless suffering. It is about those that continue to be introduced to a world where kids get cancer. More importantly, it is about every single one of those that are touched by the number one disease killer of children. Healing and positive change can occur when groups of people come together. 


This is about all of those friends that see an injustice and create hope through action.

Friends for Hope Highlights & Happenings

Morgan and Friends 2013 Team

Our 2013 Team

This is the story of how we raised more than $21,000 with our first St. Baldrick’s head-shaving team, and even more, the story of how we died Mom’s hair lime green!

Your Support Means So Much

These friends and family members helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research in honor of Morgan! See the 2015-2022 list.
Morgan and Friends 2015 Team

Our Events

Check out the events we are organizing at Buffalo Wild Wings and the North Canton Racquet Club. Join us and let’s make this our best year ever.

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Where does the money go?

Donations made to the Friends for Hope Fund have funded a St. Baldrick's Fellow Grant for Angela Steineck, M.D., as well as a St. Baldrick’s Scholar Grant and a St. Baldrick's Fellow grant for Nickhill Bhakta M.D. 

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.


Who's involved?

These people make us smile - they’re the doers and money-raisers on behalf of the Friends for Hope Fund. They’re shaving their heads, hosting events, starting fundraisers and more to make childhood cancer research possible

See who’s raising money

Get involved your own way:

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.

Head-shaving not your thing? You can start a fundraiser to raise money for our Hero Fund with St. Baldrick’s in a way that interests you! Like biking? Bike a marathon. Like baking? Start a cookie baking fundraiser… You get the picture.

Need help? Email us at Funds@StBaldricks.org

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