OSWEGO, NY – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host its 11th annual St. Baldrick’s Day in Oswego at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center on March 26, where, hopefully, more than 200 “shavees” will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving research.
Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer; one in five won’t survive and those who do often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies.
Kids are special and at St. Baldrick’s we treat them that way.
From its beginnings, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation 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 future.
That’s why donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $200 million to support the development of childhood cancer treatments that are as unique as every kid.
The March 26 event will include professional barbers and stylists who volunteer their time and talents, various raffles, 50/50s, and a silent auction.
In its first 10 years, the Oswego event has raised more than $530,000 and organizers are determined to continue their efforts until cures for all childhood cancers are found.
“This year we’re especially inviting fundraising teams to rally together, maybe challenge a rival business, group, school, team, etc, and see who can raise more money,” said committee member Dan Witmer. “Competition kicks in, and the next thing you know, you’ve surpassed your fundraising goals.”
Shavees can register at www.stbaldricks.org and can receive donations by phone, on-line, or in person.
The website also includes fundraising tips for all volunteers who register.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way.
St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to innovative explorers who bring with them the promise of a future free from 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 cancer treatments for kids.