Participant 1130987

Shannon Petrunak Before

Shannon Petrunak

is shaving to cure childhood cancers!

Apr 26, 2024 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event: Emmaus Shave for the Brave

At: Emmaus High School

500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus, PA US

Conquer Kids' Cancer Join Me

Fundraising

$2,876Raised

$3,000 GOAL

$3,000 GOAL

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(888) 899-2253

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Participant 1130987

Participant 1130987

Milestones & Stretch Goals

$ 2,876
  • GOAL 3,000 $

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

Fundraising

$2,876Raised

$3,000 GOAL

$3,000 GOAL

Join Me

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 1130987

Celebrating 25 Years

St. Baldrick’s started as a grassroots effort 25 years ago, driven by people who believe in helping kids with cancer.

National Partner

I am shaving to raise money for childhood cancer research

Join Me

Apr 26, 2024 • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event: Emmaus Shave for the Brave

At: Emmaus High School

500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus, PA US

I am shaving to raise money for childhood cancer research

In 2010, I wanted to shave my head with my mother who was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer. My mom lost her hair from chemo faster than expected, and I was unable to make the four-hour drive in time to shave with her. While searching “women with shaved heads” online, I stumbled upon the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and fell in love with their mission. A second-year head track and field coach, I pitched the idea for my team to host a head-shaving event to benefit pediatric cancer research, and the Emmaus Shave for the Brave was born.

The first Shave for the Brave surpassed the initial $10,000 goal outside on the brand-new track on a chilly but sunny day, excitingly raising $24,567! The original intention was to host a Shave every two years, but a cancer-free honoree, David, relapsed just months after the inaugural event. Not wanting him to miss the next Shave, the second event was scheduled for March 2011. Sadly, David died the month beforehand, and the reason for our fundraiser became personal. EHS students were motivated to save kids like David, who touched everyone’s lives, and we raised an unbelievable $39,921… Since the start, the Emmaus Shave for the Brave has gained momentum from a supportive community, surpassing every expectation and making lasting impressions on everyone involved! It’s incredible to think that we’ve raised $523,910 in seven events… Let's make 2024 the biggest event yet! Thank you for being a hero for kids with cancer!

I've shaved my head five times at our event, and I'd greatly appreciate your donation! And if you're on the fence of becoming a shavee, do it! I promise that it'll be the best haircut of your life! :) Thank you for being a hero for kids with cancer!

2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhiYSkBGb94

2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCAcJjL4sv8

2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADsOsud4s4k&ab_channel=MaddieWexler

My Roles:

  • Shavee
  • Lead Organizer

Your Roles

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Shannon Petrunak has joined the ranks of:

Knight of the Bald Table

Be it known to all that this participant has dedicated at least seven years of service to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation helping kids with cancer throughout all the land.

St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids

Kids with cancer are our reason for it all. They’re the inspiration behind our event and the reason we’re helping fund childhood cancer research. We believe all kids should be able to grow up and turn their dreams into realities. Join our event or make a donation, and click the photos below to read their incredible stories.

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  3. Oliver + Lilly Dimitriadis 4/21/2024
  4. Myra Whysong-Krentz 4/21/2024
  5. Angela Brown 4/21/2024

Celebrating 25 Years

St. Baldrick’s started as a grassroots effort 25 years ago, driven by people who believe in helping kids with cancer.

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