Participant 879934

John Bender After

John Bender

shaved to cure childhood cancers!

Mar 25, 2017 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event: St. Agnes Parish Center

At: St. Agnes Parish Center

29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY US

Conquer Childhood Cancers

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$61,575Raised

$50,000 Goal

$50,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

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Participant 879934

Participant 879934

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

Fundraising

$61,575Raised

$50,000 Goal

$50,000 Goal

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Participant 879934

National Partner

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Allied World 2017

Mar 25, 2017 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event: St. Agnes Parish Center

At: St. Agnes Parish Center

29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY US

I shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research with: Allied World 2017

Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues; Thank you all so much to all who supported my shave last year to raise funds for research to find a cure for childhood cancer research with the St Baldrick's Foundation. Last year with your generous support, the Foundation raised over $37,000,000. Since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s has granted more than $200 million to support the development of childhood cancer treatments that are as unique as each child. Born and incubated in the Insurance / Reinsurance Industry, the St Baldrick’s Foundation has become the largest nongovernmental funder of childhood cancer research in the world. So from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!! Your generous support has allowed the St Baldrick’s Foundation to have significant impact in the Childhood Cancer Community. 

This will be my 18th year and twentieth time braving the shaves in solidarity with children battling cancer benefitting the St Baldrick's Foundation, and sadly it will not be my last. I have committed to shave my head each year until we find a more humane cure for every child diagnosed with cancer. . While cure rates are better than they were 40 years ago, there has not been much improvement in the cure rates over the last decade. In the United States, childhood cancer continues to kill more of our children then Aids, Asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Although we have accomplished much in our first fifteen years, losing just one child to this horrible disease is more than any of us should be willing to accept. And while we are curing more kids today, the cure is often worse than the disease. We need to find a more humane cure that leaves the child cancer free and undamaged from the cure.Thus I again humbly ask that you support my efforts to raise money to fund lifesaving research. With help and support from all of you, the day will come when Childhood cancer will be nothing but a bad memory. But until then I commit to shave my head once a year( and sometimes twice) until we find a cure.

This year's event will be at the St Agnes Parish Center on March 25, 2017. If you would enjoy seeing just how bad the grow out makes me look or the mound of hair left in the wake of my shave, please join us in a fun way to raise funds for the serious mission of finding a cure for childhood cancer!!! Thank you again for your generous support!!!!  

A very grateful John                    .

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  • Volunteer

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Crusader for a Cure

Be it known to all that this participant has dedicated at least fifteen 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. Allied World Assurance Company 12/29/2017
  4. Samuel Ventrella 12/28/2017
  5. Mr. Nassir Fazal 11/29/2017

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