Participant 877732

Joyce Zwiefel Before
Joyce Zwiefel After

Joyce Zwiefel

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Mar 4, 2017 • Time TBD

Event: McMullan's Irish Pub

At: McMullan's Irish Pub

4650 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

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$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

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Participant 877732

Participant 877732

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

Fundraising

$2,130Raised

$5,000 Goal

$5,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 877732

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I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Mar 4, 2017 • Time TBD

Event: McMullan's Irish Pub

At: McMullan's Irish Pub

4650 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research

Through a chance connection, I came across a Facebook page called Michael’s Warriors. It was started to share the journey of a 13 year old Las Vegas boy as he battled leukemia. Through that page I became aware of the battles that Michael and too many other pediatric cancer patients fight. Following his story and witnessing the strength of his mother against such odds moved me to try and help. 

Michael fought an aggressive form of leukemia that is not often seen in pediatric patients, and a chromosomal abnormality interfered with the ability of chemotherapeutic treatments. After a tough 7 month battle, Michael succumbed to his cancer, enduring some of the worst side effects that chemotherapy can have on a young body. His spirit was strong, and his love and concern for his 3 siblings, including a twin brother, was both beautiful and heartbreaking.

Why does pediatric cancer research need it’s own funding? There are many factors that make it a separate issue from “adult” cancers. Pediatric cancer research is seriously underfunded, and in 80% of kids, cancer has metastasized by the time it is diagnosed. A child's body is still developing, organs and bones are growing, so treatment is often vastly different that what an adult needs. Separate pediatric research and drug trials are vital to finding successful treatments, and cures. According to the St. Baldrick’s website, “ A recent study shows that because of the treatments they had as kids, by the time they’re 45, more than 95% of survivors will have a chronic health problem and 80% will have severe or life-threatening conditions.” So in addition to research for treatments and cures, research is needed to help avoid these long term negative effects.

To assist in that effort, I have joined the St. Baldrick’s Foundation as a “shavee”. On March 4th, 2017, I will be joining other volunteers at McMullan’s Irish Pub and getting my head shaved. I have until March 4th to reach my donation goal, please consider making a contribution in honor of Michael and every one of the kids across the world fighting for their lives against cancer.

“When you give to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you help support the work of the world's very best childhood cancer researchers.

They invest your donation wisely with researchers at hundreds of institutions worldwide, not just one hospital, and support the most innovative projects that are leading the way to cures for kids with cancer.

Why? Because we believe collaboration and investing in bright ideas works. And because kids, and their lives, are so worth it.”

https://www.facebook.com/michaelswarriors/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

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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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  4. Linda J. Salinardi In Memory Of All Children with God 6/2/2017
  5. Friends of Joyce 5/21/2017

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