(St Augustine, FL) – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children’s cancer research grants, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Meehan’s Irish Pub on 3/31/2019 where more than 20 will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.
Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U.S. one in five kids diagnosed won’t survive. Those who do survive often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a healthy future. That’s why St. Baldrick’s is dedicated to funding the best childhood cancer research, wherever it takes place. Donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $258 million, making it the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
Meehan’s last hosted the event in January 2017. Hosting 43 volunteers which included 5 barbers shaving more than 30 shaves and one honored child, Bella. The event raised more than $20,000, with $5,000 of that raised through a friendly competition between local police and firefighters. “Get your teams together and set your challenges,” said Tom Dolan, event organizer. “We look forward to hosting everyone for such a great cause.”
Join the fight. You can make a difference in the war against childhood cancers by participating in a head-shaving event. Register. Fundraise. Show-up. Shave. Visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/122724/2019
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.