St. Baldrick’s began modestly at a St. Patrick’s day office party in 2000 with a goal of raising $17,000 towards the cure for childhood cancers. In 2014 an outstanding 455,000 brave St. Baldrick’s volunteers raised almost $39 million at 9,200 events.
Since 2000 the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded $154,552,703 in research grants to institutions like Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta with a goal of improving treatments and curing childhood cancer.
Dunwoody native Ciara is an example of how childhood cancer research saves lives. Diagnosed at 2 with a rare and aggressive childhood cancer, she received 48 weeks of chemotherapy at Children’s healthcare of Atlanta. Thanks to recent research into childhood cancers Ciara is now a happy, healthy 9th grader.
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s this year in a fun and fulfilling way?
You’re invited to shave your head in solidarity with children who lose their hair during harsh chemotherapy. Ask your friends, family and coworkers to sponsor your sacrifice.
Shaving not for you? Become a Sponsor or make a donation.
St. Baldrick’s will be shaving heads on Sunday March 13th at Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern in Dunwoody and at The Iron Horse Tavern in Norcross, on Sunday March 20th.