St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Research Fundraiser
Feb 15, 2015 01:32PM
● By Jennifer Neys
Please join the community on March 15, when Martinez hosts a St. Baldrick’s signature head-shaving event. Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder will bringing awareness to the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser as he and others will have their heads shaved to benefit children's cancer research.
In the U.S, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease – that’s more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, and diabetes combined. And yet, all types of childhood cancers combined receive only 4% of the U.S. federal funding for cancer research.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers so that survivors can live long, healthy lives.
“Shavees” ask friends and families to make donations “on their head,” and in return, they attend one of the thousands of volunteer-organized events around the world where they have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.
Not everyone who participates is a “shavee.” You can also volunteer, donate, or start a fundraising team.
This event is March 15, 10am at the Main Street Plaza in downtown Martinez. For more information visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/creekmonkeymartinez.