We are proud to be affiliated with such a creative and unique fundraising event.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011
Today, Small Army for a Cause announced more than $100,000 of grant awards from the proceeds of its 2010 Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising event.
Grants were awarded to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund ($45,000), Lance Armstrong Foundation/LIVESTRONG ($25,000), Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation ($15,000), Prostate Cancer Foundation ($10,500) and International Myeloma Foundation ($5,000).
On October 21, 2010, thousands of people across the country wore bald caps to honor cancer patients and raise money for cancer-related charities. Participants were able to choose the cancer charity for which they would like their proceeds to benefit. Small Army for a Cause granted 100% of the funds raised specifically for each organization, plus additional funds from fundraising dollars when participants did not specify a cancer charity.
“We are proud to be affiliated with such a creative and unique fundraising event,” said Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund. The funds raised through this program help Dana-Farber continue to provide expert patient cancer care and support research. “Be Bold, Be Bald! continues to gain momentum and we look forward to even more participation and support this year.”
Individuals and teams register online to participate in Be Bold, Be Bald!, where they select the cancer charity to benefit from their net proceeds and receive access to a variety of fundraising tools. Participants also receive a bald cap, t-shirt and variety of other materials in the mail to prepare them for the event.
“We are honored to be able to help so many great organizations, each fighting cancer in their own unique way,” states Jeff Freedman, Founder of Small Army for a Cause. “We look forward to helping these and other worthy organizations continue their amazing work.”
Be Bold, Be Bald! is managed by Small Army for a Cause, a 501c3 non-profit 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.