Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Be Bold, Be Bald!, a nationwide fundraiser where participants wear a bald cap all day to raise money and awareness for cancer patients and charities, is now accepting online registrations. Individuals, companies and cancer-related 501c3 organizations can visit http://beboldbebald.org to enroll or to request to take part in the event that will take place on November 2, 2012.
Unlike most fundraisers, Be Bold, Be Bald! raises money as it raises awareness for what it may be like for cancer patients to lose their hair. In addition, the event’s fundraising potential is unlimited. Any and all qualified cancer organizations can participate, and anyone and everyone anywhere can join in this one-day effort.
All accepted organizations will be added to the beneficiary list on the Be Bold, Be Bald! website where event participants can select to raise money on their behalf. Participating organizations will also be provided with a variety of helpful marketing materials and tools to help them spread the word among their member communities.
Individuals can register for the event at no cost and can order bald caps and other items to wear on the day of the event. They also have access to a variety of online and off-line fundraising tools, including personal online fundraising pages for each individual participant and team. When registering for the event, each participant identifies the charity to which his/her net fundraising proceeds will benefit.
“Now in our fourth year, we are very excited by the overwhelming response we have received,” said founder of Small Army for A Cause, the non-profit organization behind the event. “Not only are more people participating and more money being raised, but Be Bold, Be Bald! is proving to be an emotionally moving and revelatory experience for participants as they learn what it feels like to lose their hair, even if only for a day.
In previous years, several cancer organizations have been involved in the event, including The Jimmy Fund, The Lance Armstrong Foundation, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, The Susan Love Research Foundation and The International Multiple Myeloma Foundation.
To date, the organization has raised more than $400,000, with more than 4,000 participants across the United States, many as part of student, corporate or organization teams.
“Be Bold, Be Bald! is a unique organization that has developed an incredibly creative and empowering way to help raise much needed funds for non-profit cancer organizations,” states Gail Bork, Executive Director of Facing Cancer Together, a Be Bold, Be Bald! Beneficiary. “Be Bold, Be Bald! believes that no one should have to fight cancer alone and strives to make that a reality.”
Be Bold, Be Bald! is managed by Small Army for a Cause, a 501c3 organization committed to helping raise awareness and funds for medical-related causes. Small Army for a Cause was founded in 2008 by Boston Advertising Agency, Small Army, in honor of its co-founder, Mike Connell, a 2-time cancer survivor who lost his third battle against the disease in November 2007.