Participant 710891

Gaylene Meeson Before
Gaylene Meeson After

Gaylene Meeson

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Sep 19, 2014 • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event: The Wicket, Cricket Square

At: The Wicket, Cricket Square

171 Elgin Avenue, Cricket Square, George Town, Cayman Islands KY

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Fundraising

$4,071Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 710891

Participant 710891

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

Fundraising

$4,071Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 710891

National Partners

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

Sep 19, 2014 • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event: The Wicket, Cricket Square

At: The Wicket, Cricket Square

171 Elgin Avenue, Cricket Square, George Town, Cayman Islands KY

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

Before the July 2012, I wasn't a cancer parent either. I didn't know anything about kids getting cancer and I certainly didn't know how underfunded it was. I didn't know that childhood cancer is not rare and that more kids die in the US from cancer than all the other diseases combined. I also didn't know that 46 kids are diagnosed with cancer every day in the US, treatment is brutal and the survival rate is dismal. I discovered that there were 120 different childhood cancers and that the US Government spends less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget on childhood cancer research, the American Cancer Society less than 1% and the giant Pharmaceutical Industry spends nothing. On 9th July 2012, our daughter Hannah, aged only 4 was diagnosed with brain cancer and we became members of a club that we never chose to join. Her treatment has been horrific, with debilitating side effects. Hannah relapsed in April 2013 which resulted in us abandoning the protocol we were following and trying another protocol (trial) for relapse. Another 12 months of chemotherapy followed and in May 2014, Hannah's scan showed no evidence of disease. We are never 'out of the woods', Hannah has a 5% chance of surviving 5 years. If she relapses gain, there are no known protocols out there that work. We desperately need funding for research which is why I am shaving my head again. What is hair when kids are fighting just to live? They need our help. Please sponsor me to help Hannah and kids like her because they are worth fighting for.

My Roles:

  • Shavee
  • Team Captain
  • Lead Organizer

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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.

Recent Donors

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  1. Anissa Penn In Honor Of Hannah Meeson 10/2/2014
  2. Montessori By The Sea In Honor Of Hannah Meeson 9/30/2014
  3. Kay Laskey In Honor Of Hannah Meeson 9/21/2014
  4. Advantage International Management (Cayman) Ltd In Honor Of Hannah Meeson 9/19/2014
  5. Sarah and Faramarz 9/19/2014

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