Local Volunteers Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research This Sunday!
St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money for lifesaving research
YORKTOWN, VA (March 12, 2013) – 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union will host a signature head shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. St. Baldricks is a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. The event will take place at the Stonehouse Golf Club on March 17, 2013, where more than 26 volunteers will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers!
Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.
This event is well on its way to surpassing the $25,000 goal! Chuck and WooWoo from 94.9 The Point will be featured as the event Emcees, and a raffle will be held during the event featuring items that have been donated by many local businesses. This is an event you do not want to miss!
About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $101 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, which may be a child’s best hope for a cure. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.