It’s very likely that you know someone who will be shaving their head at the upcoming Matt Denny’s or Old Town Monrovia’s FuzzFEST head-shaving event. These amazing volunteers have joined St. Baldrick’s to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Why do they do it? Here are eight great reasons why:
– The research St. Baldrick’s funds saves lives.
In the U.S., more children die of cancer than from any other disease.
– St. Baldrick’s funds the best childhood cancer research.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more childhood cancer research grants than anyone besides the U.S. government. We’ve given over $234 million in grants to doctors and scientists across the globe.
– There’s more than one kind of childhood cancer.
Kids with cancer are relying on all of us to help fund the research that will give them the chance to survive and thrive.
– Progress is being made, thanks to people like you.
New treatments are making it possible for more children to overcome cancer and grow up to live long and healthy lives.
– Kids are at the heart of everything we do.
Children with cancer have big dreams, just like healthy children do.
– Childhood cancer research is underfunded.
All types of childhood cancer combined get only 4% of the U.S. federal funding for cancer research. Childhood cancer research relies on private foundations like St. Baldrick’s to fill the gap.
– Two-thirds of children treated for cancer live with long-term effects.
Our researchers are working to both help and prevent these problems by developing better treatments.
– St. Baldrick’s is all about childhood cancer research.
“Kids need your help NOW! There are many ways you can make an impact. Donate now or come out to our local events: Matt Denny’s March 15th and FuzzFest March 16th.