Shavee Tips

A Shavee’s Guide to Epic Fundraising

Your commitment to shaving is key to funding the future of kids' cancer research. 

Fundraise with Facebook

From your St. Baldrick’s participant dashboard, create a Facebook Fundraiser to reach more friends.

Spice up your page

Your head will be bald, but your page shouldn’t be. Personalize it, tell your story, and make it exciting.

  • Upload a before picture
  • Create a custom page link
  • Set an ambitious fundraising goal
  • Write a compelling website message
  • Find a child to honor

Sign in to customize your page

Make the first donation

Set the pace by making the first donation. How much should you give? The dollar amount you want others to donate.Hint: If you raise $50+, you’ll earn a commemorative St. Baldrick’s t-shirt

Our top five fundraising tips

  • 1.
    Get inspired

    Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer – that’s 300,000 kids every year. St. Baldrick’s exists to find cures for these brave kids. By raising money and shaving your head, you’re helping to fund the most-promising childhood cancer research in the world.

    Share your inspiration by asking your friends to watch Kellan's story. Then visit our YouTube or Vimeo pages for more incredible stories.

  • 2.
    Spread the word

    Let friends and family know why and when you're shaving, ask them to give, and include the link to your page. Reach out via email, text, or social media, and don’t be afraid to send reminders! After your shave, post your #baldselfie online and tag #StBaldricks #ConquerKidsCancer!

    At a loss for words? Use our sample email and social media templates to get started. Be sure to check out St. Baldrick's Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn for stories to share.

  • 3.
    Use the Resource Lounge

    The Resource Lounge in your Members Area is full of tools to help you raise money. Boost your outreach efforts with our sample emails and social media posts. Need posters, fundraising ideas, or tips on how to ask for donations? We’ve got you covered.

    Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us at We’re here to help.

  • 4.
    Join or Start a Team

    Join forces with friends and family to fundraise as a team. Raising money as a group is fun and easy when you work together.

    Leading a team? Use our Team Captain Tips to guide your team to success. Looking for swag or digital items to enhance your fundraising efforts? Contact us to find out what’s available.

  • 5.
    Thank your supporters

    Everyone loves feeling appreciated. Make your donor's day by sending a quick Thank You email. Send one easily from your Members Area by logging in and clicking the gift box. 

    Looking for the right way to say thanks? Refer to our sample thank you templates for inspiration. If you prefer to handwritten note, use the Resource Lounge to print a card you can mail out.

How to submit your donations

Encourage online giving to experience instant fundraising gratification.

  • Credit Card


    Send donors directly to your online participant page, and ask them to click the “Donate” button to give by credit card or Paypal. They will receive a receipt via email automatically and their gift will appear on your page right away!

  • Checks

    Ask donors to make checks payable to “St. Baldrick’s Foundation,” include your Participant ID# in the memo line, and complete a donation form. For in-person events, use these forms to turn in any checks.

  • Cash

    You can collect cash donations and submit them online in the Donations section of your Members Area (please do not mail cash). You’ll record each cash gift individually, and then “pay” for them with your credit card and keep the cash as reimbursement.

What’s your fundraising secret?

  • Andrew S.

    6-time shavee, team captain, and event organizer, raised over $17,200 “The one main tip I’d suggest is to not be afraid to ask people more than once. A lot of times people intend to donate and need to put it off for various reasons. Sometimes they even thank you for reminding them!”

  • Erica and Avriana

    First-time shavees, raised over $5,200 “I told everyone if I raised $500, my mom would shave with me. I raised $500 in one weekend! I talked to anyone who would listen about what I was doing and why I was doing it. You never know who has connections or who might be inspired to donate!”

  • Ahad J.

    3-time shavee and team captain, raised over $7,300 “Truly believe in the cause and be passionate about it. Don't get disheartened when people say no. Remind them that their donations are tax deductible. Contact your local businesses and go door to door in your neighborhood. Always have a smile on your face.”

Your personal cheer squad

We’re here to help! Get in touch with us for any tips, fundraising support, or even those "why is the sky blue" kind of questions.

Your St. Baldrick's cheer squad

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