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

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Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research.

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Team 116786

We're shaving to raise money for childhood cancer research

Event: Hampton Roads Shave to Raise!

Feb 24, 2018 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

At: The Westin Virginia Beach

4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA US

Team Captain: Christina Leach

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

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

Fundraising

Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research.

$655Raised

$500 Goal

$500 Goal

Join Us

(888) 899-2253

Download Donation Form

Team 116786

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#TeamJoey

Rhabdomyosarcoma?! Anyone know what it is? My big kid Joey does.

He was a normal 7-year-old kid, a 1st grader who loved going to school (he still loves to, actually). He had attained his double blue stripe belt in karate and raced with the Hampton Roads Kart Club on Sundays at Langley Speedway…until he was diagnosed with Paratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma in May 2017. This cancer is relatively rare and accounts for approximately 3% of childhood cancers. His version is Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) where the malignant cells resemble the developing muscle cells of a 6-to-8 weeks-old embryo.

While having had found his tumor so early on and his diagnosis are incredible, his staging and grouping allowed for us to concentrate on eradicating the malignant cells and, hopefully, decreasing his chances of recurrence by 90+%.

Joey is ~3 months off-treatment. His hair is growing back, and he looks and acts 'normal'. The true test remains though: what will be the long-term effects of using adult medications on a child in the years to come? 

 We are #TeamJoey – because no kid should EVER have to fight this fight.

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  1. Christina Leach $580.00

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  1. Leigh-Anne Konecke 2/19/2018
  2. Sharon Benerofe 2/11/2018

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