Participant 1087803

Courtney <3 Before
Courtney <3 After

Courtney <3

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Feb 15, 2022 • Time TBD

Event: Virtual Event

Midlothian, IL US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

$704Raised

$410 GOAL

$410 GOAL

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 1087803

Participant 1087803

Milestones & Stretch Goals

$ 704
  • GOAL 410 $

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

Fundraising

$704Raised

$410 GOAL

$410 GOAL

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 1087803

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Feb 15, 2022 • Time TBD

Event: Virtual Event

Midlothian, IL US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Oh, hi! Yeah, it’s me again. :) First and foremost, let me start by saying that I am NOT SHAVING this year. I’m actually not planning to shave again anytime in the foreseeable future, but I do still want to stay involved with St. Baldrick’s in terms of fundraising. Just want to be totally transparent about that. Fundraising: Yes. Head shaving: No. :)

That being said…

I’ve been involved in fundraising efforts for St. Baldrick’s since 2016, and that’s looked a little like…

2016: $2,225.00

2017: $4,225.00

2018: $4,300.00

2019: $700.00

2020: $1,070.00

2021: $2,584.00

…A GRAND TOTAL OF $15,104.00 IN SIX YEARS! <3

I’ll never, ever, ever be able to express my gratitude or describe how much this means to me. I mean, seriously...I know the most amazing people. Ever. <3 

That being said, my goal for the 2022 event is set at a permanent $410 (I turn 41 on November 5, 2021 so it seems fitting :).

Childhood cancer is an absolute beast.

Most of you already know I'm a a mom of five amazing kids, one of whom is a Shaken Baby Syndrome Survivor. Due to her medically fragile condition, we tend to be "frequent flyers" at our local children's hospital and we've seen these unspeakably brave fighters firsthand, enduring things no child should *ever* have to endure. But did you also know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is *extremely* underfunded (only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to children--FOUR PERCENT). Ugh. Four percent, you guys. I mean...only four percent? My heart can't reconcile that amount. It just can't.

Now I need your help! Will you please consider making a donation? Every single dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Please consider donating, and please spread the word...

Thanks for always having my back and supporting me. Y’all know how incredibly PUMPED I get when a new donation pops up. It’s an absolute privilege to “donate” my birthday to St. Baldrick’s. So many kids don’t get the chance to see their 41st year of life, you know? F*ck cancer, for really real. What a thief.

With my love & gratitude to all,

Courtney <3 xo

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  • Shavee

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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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