WEST ORANGE, N.J. (PRWEB) September 1, 2008
What would you look like bald?
Like a hero to kids with cancer, says the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Over 20 men, one woman and more than 10 kids are expected to shave their heads bald to show solidarity to children with cancer and to raise money for childhood cancer research on September 13, 2008 at 4:00 pm at The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ.
Those shaving their heads will be enthusiastically cheered on by crowds of friends, doctors, family, nurses, children, and others who have been touched by cancer to further awareness to the fact that pediatric cancer, the No. 1 disease killer of children, is terribly under-funded.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation raises money and awareness globally for childhood cancer research through volunteer-driven events that pair great fun with this worthy cause. At these events, participants shave their heads in front of cheering supporters to experience themselves one of the most stigmatizing public aspects of cancer- losing one's hair from chemotherapy treatment.
Since its inception seven years ago, St. Baldrick's events have raised over $34 million for childhood cancer research, with over 46,000 shavees at 1,200 head-shavings in 46 states and 18 countries. In 2007 alone, over 400 events have been held throughout the USA.
Who: St. Baldrick's Foundation shavees, many available for interview
When: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 4:00pm Where: Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave, W. Orange, NJ ABOUT THE ST. BALDRICK'S FOUNDATION
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for childhood cancer research primarily through head-shaving events. The mission of the St. Baldrick's Foundation is to raise awareness and funds to cure kids' cancer by supporting cancer research and fellowships. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is an independent, IRS approved, 501(c)(3) organization, Federal ID # 20-1173824. For a listing of St. Baldrick's events near you and for more information, please visit http://www.StBaldricks.org or call 888-889-BALD.