Participant 1069944

Cooper Bloyd After

Cooper Bloyd

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Jun 6, 2020 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event: Brave the Shave for Kids with Cancer with Children's Hospital Oakland Online

At: Children's Hospital Oakland Virtual Event

Oakland, CA US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

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Participant 1069944

Participant 1069944

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Help me fund the research that will save their lives!

Fundraising

$6,109Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 1069944

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I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Jun 6, 2020 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event: Brave the Shave for Kids with Cancer with Children's Hospital Oakland Online

At: Children's Hospital Oakland Virtual Event

Oakland, CA US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Hello,

My name is Cooper Bloyd, I'm a 4th year medical student at UCSF applying into pediatrics residency in the Fall.  On Saturday, June 6th I will be shaving my head in solidarity with childhood cancer patients.  I'm asking for your support by donating to sponsor my shave to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation and pediatric cancer research.


Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes.  In the US 1-in-5 will not survive.


This June I will be rotating on the Pediatric Oncology unit at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and caring for patients and families affected by cancer.  Also, earlier this year I lost my Aunt, Janet, to complications associated with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  Just like the brave children at UCSF Benioff, with the support of her family, friends, and healthcare teams, Janet battled fearlessly for over a decade.  This year I am shaving in her memory.


Currently, only 4% of US federal research funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer; most of the funding comes from private foundations.


While much of this funding goes toward services such as patient support groups, transportation to treatments, housing for families, health education, and psychosocial support (all essential for patients and families), a significant gap exists in research funding need.


St. Baldrick's Foundation is transparent about their financials. ~75% of support received goes directly towards funding research grants.  These grants help to advance pediatric cancer treatments not only by funding clinical trials and development of new therapies in the US, but also supportive care research and international research in low-income countries.  


Your donation will go a long way:

 $50 provides 2 hours of a clinical trial, often a child’s best hope for a cure

$100 covers a student to work in a pediatric oncology research lab for 1 week

$250 allows for 10 hours of research to improve patient & survivor quality of life

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Now I need your support! Please help me defeat pediatric cancer to help kids survive and thrive.  Use the 'Donate' link on the left to contribute and help me reach my goal.  Any and all donations are appreciated.


While we can no longer gather in-person, the 13th annual event at Children's Hospital Oakland will continue virtually and I will be sharing my shave live over social mediaPlease tune in on Saturday June 6th at 11:00 AM (PST) to help me #BraveTheShave. On the day of the event, I will also post before & after photos to my social media platforms, as well as send them out via email to all contributors. 


Donate* athttps://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/DrCoopUCSF 


*Many companies will match your donation Search for your company here and learn more about matching gifts.


Tune in for my shave on June 6th @ 11:00 AM:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cooper.bloyd/ 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/coop_wallace/?hl=en 


You can learn more about the event, and the St. Baldrick's Foundation at the following link: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/Oakland


Thank you all and wish you the best!

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