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    • Michele Franco
    • 626.792.8247 ext. 264
    • michele.franco@stbaldricks.org

Pandora Jewelry Donates $10,000 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Fund Childhood Cancer Research

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 27, 2020) – At Pandora Jewelry, they give a voice to people’s loves: the people we hold close to our hearts, the places that inspire us and the passions that drive us. The Pandora Jewelry stores in Las Vegas are supporting American Nevada Company President and St. Baldrick’s Board Member Phil Ralston’s passion for raising money to fund research by donating $10,000 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants.

Jenny McCoy, Director of Marketing for Pandora Las Vegas, will present the $10,000 check to St. Baldrick’s Foundation Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Ruddy, and St. Baldrick’s Foundation Board Member and Shavee Phil Ralston on Tuesday, March 3 at Pandora in The District at 2235 Village Walk Dr., Henderson, NV, at 11 a.m.

Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $282 million total in childhood cancer research grants. More than $2.5 million of that has been awarded to various institutions in Nevada who are working to find better treatment options and a cure for all childhood cancers.

Phil will shave his head on Saturday, March 7 at McMullan’s Irish Pub in front of hundreds of people. Phil has shaved his head since 2008 and helped raise more than $326,000 with St. Baldrick’s to help kids defy the statistics of childhood cancers.

One in five kids in the U.S. diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Through head-shaving events like these, St. Baldrick’s helps fund research and has helped support more than 200,000 enrollments of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting cancer on more than 360 clinical trials.

If you’d like to join Pandora Jewelry, Phil, and thousands of St. Baldrick’s supporters defy childhood cancers visit StBaldricks.org.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Every 2 minutes a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of pediatric cancer research grants, is on a mission to defy childhood cancers by supporting the most promising research to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. When you give to St. Baldrick’s, you don’t just give to one institution–you give to virtually every institution treating kids with cancer across the U.S. and beyond. As a leader in the pediatric cancer community, St. Baldrick’s works tirelessly to ensure that current and future children diagnosed with cancer will have access to the most cutting-edge treatment from the best leaders in the pediatric oncology field. Join us at StBaldricks.org and help #DFYchildhoodCancers.

About Pandora Jewelry
Pandora started nearly 30 years ago. Back in 1982, a jeweler’s shop that would one day become Pandora, was established in modest surroundings in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Danish goldsmith Per Enevoldsen and his wife Winnie.

In 2000, Pandora’s charm bracelet concept was first launched in the Danish market. Consumers embraced the concept, and, in the following years, driven by a growing and encouraging demand, the company began to expand internationally. Pandora entered the United States market in 2003 and Germany and Australia in 2004.

Today, Pandora is sold through more than 7,700 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores in more than 100 countries across six continents.

About Pandora Las Vegas
The Pandora Las Vegas stores are licensed and operated by the Borsack Family and dedicated to the residents of Southern Nevada. The Borsack family has been in Southern Nevada since 1910 and operates ten Pandora Stores in the Las Vegas valley. The family has been operating retail businesses in Las Vegas since 1936, and opened the first Pandora store west of the Mississippi in 2009, in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. For a listing of all Las Vegas locations visit www.pandoralv.com.

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