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    • Michele Franco
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    • michele.franco@stbaldricks.org

US BTS ARMY is Calling on its Followers to Help Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

LOS ANGELES (February 24, 2019) – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is pleased to announce US BTS ARMY and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation are partnering to defy childhood cancers. BTS fan and member of the BTS ARMY, Anja Kloch will be shaving her head on Saturday, March 7 at McMullan’s Irish Pub in Las Vegas, NV.

Anja is a breast cancer survivor and the Chief Executive Relations Officer (CERO) at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. While Anja was going through her cancer treatment, she was in a treatment room next to a child who was also waiting for their procedure.

“My immediate thought was kids shouldn’t have to battle cancer like an adult does,” said Anja Kloch, CERO from St. Baldrick’s Foundation. “The treatments I endured were excruciatingly painful and to have a child endure similar treatments and surgeries I went through is unimaginable. I’m shaving my head to raise money for childhood cancer research so that kids like the one I was sitting next to and all kids battling cancer no longer have to fear what’s to come and will have better treatment options.”

This year is especially momentous as Anja shaves her head for her 50th birthday and to honor St. Baldrick’s 20th Anniversary. To help raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research, Anja is joining forces with US BTS ARMY.

Any BTS fan will be able to tell you who their “bias” or favorite member is of the world-famous K-pop boy band. Anja will be using the side of her head to recognize which member receives the most donations in their name. Donations made on Anja’s participant page and tagged with #RM, #Jin, #Suga, #J-Hope, #V, #Jimin or #JK will be entered into the contest and tracked with regular updates. Whichever member receives the most donations will be the recognized for this event fighting childhood cancer and will be celebrated in a fun way!

To follow along with the competition and to see who’s in the lead go to StBaldricks.org/participants/anjakloch. To learn how you can get involved visit StBaldricks.org.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.

To inspire, celebrate and spread BTS’ message of love and acceptance to ARMYs and others who cross our path. US BTS ARMY is the first United States fanbase and non-profit organization working to support and share the latest news and information about BTS with fellow ARMY. To learn more visit usbtsarmy.com.