Participant 1111558

John Bender Before
John Bender After

John Bender

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Mar 25, 2023 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event: Rockville Centre St. Baldrick's Event

At: RVC - St. Agnes Parish Center

26 Quealy Pl, Rockville Centre, NY US

Conquer Kids' Cancer

Fundraising

$132,311Raised

$125,000 GOAL

$125,000 GOAL

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 1111558

Participant 1111558

Milestones & Stretch Goals

$ 132,311
  • GOAL 125,000 $

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

Fundraising

$132,311Raised

$125,000 GOAL

$125,000 GOAL

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 1111558

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 shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Team Allied World

Mar 25, 2023 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event: Rockville Centre St. Baldrick's Event

At: RVC - St. Agnes Parish Center

26 Quealy Pl, Rockville Centre, NY US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Team Allied World

As you are aware I have been involved with the St Baldrick’s Foundation in the battle against childhood cancer for decades. The St Baldrick’s Foundation was created and incubated in the (Re) insurance industry. And because of the generosity of the companies and people in our industry, the St Baldrick’s Foundation has grown over the last 24 years to the largest nongovernmental funder of childhood cancer research in the world. Since 2005, the foundation has funded grants where we all work, live and play, totaling over $325,000,000 to fund the best science at top child oncology institutions around the world. https://www.stbaldricks.org/grants

And while the foundation has been a leader in the mission to find not just a cure for every cancer, but a more humane cure for all childhood cancers, still too many children are lost each year to cancer We have made many advances in cure rates during that time, including funding new drug creation, creating access to care, rallying the US government to invest more in childhood cancer research and more. But with all these successes, childhood cancer research is largely underfunded, which is why foundations like St. Baldrick’s are so important. Here are some facts to consider;

Childhood Cancer Realities

United States Statistics:

In the U.S., one in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive.

More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease.

Before they turn 20, about 1 in 263 children in the U.S. will have cancer.

A recent study shows that because of the treatments they had as kids, by the time they’re 50, more than 99% of survivors have a chronic health problem and 96% have severe or life-threatening conditions.

International statistics:

Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 minutes.

Worldwide, more than 300,000 children are diagnosed with childhood cancer each year.

Today kids too many kids are diagnosed every day with a childhood cancer. And while cure rates in general have improved over time, a lot of that depends on which type of cancer the child is diagnosed with. The general comment is 4/5 children will now survive a childhood cancer diagnosis. While this number is an improvement since the Foundation started, it is a bit misleading. A diagnosis with ALL Leukemia, one of the most common and survivable cancers has a very high survival rate. But a diagnosis of a rarer and more deadly cancer like neuroblastoma the survival rates are significantly lower. And the cure in many cases remains worse than the cancer. Bringing lifelong side effects, including respiratory, cardiac, infertility, cognitive issues, as well as secondary cancers. So, there is still lots of work to do to find a more humane cure for all childhood cancers.

As such, I will once again be shaving my head in solidarity with kids who have fought, are currently fighting or sadly will be diagnosed with a childhood cancer in the future. This will be my 26th shave for kids with cancer. So many of you have been so generous supporting my efforts in the past and for that I cannot thank you enough. And I humbly ask for your support again in my efforts to raise money for life saving research that will hopefully find a more humane cure for all childhood cancers, so that all children can live a very happy life and ultimately fulfill their full potential in life.

I have attached a link to my fundraising page on the St baldrick’s Foundation website for your convenience; https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/1111558/2023

I remain so proud to be part of such a generous and caring industry. Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity to the mission. Together we can all Conquer Kids Cancer!

John

My Roles:

  • Shavee
  • Team Captain
  • Organizer

Your Roles

Barber Details

John Bender has joined the ranks of:

Grand Knight of St. Baldrick's

Be it known to all that this participant has dedicated at least twenty-five 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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  1. Anonymous 12/31/2023
  2. Anonymous 12/22/2023
  3. Allied World Assurance Company 12/22/2023
  4. chris woj 12/18/2023
  5. Joseph Roesler 12/17/2023

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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