More children lose their lives to cancer than any other disease. Over 80% of children diagnosed with cancer these days will survive because of cancer research; but even then most will suffer from lifelong health problems because of the treatments. That’s why the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is raising money to continue cancer research for children. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
As we all know, one of the common side effects of treatment is hair loss. That’s why the St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosts events where people voluntarily shave their heads in support.
In addition to that, Locks of Love can use hair that is 10″ or longer to create wigs for children suffering from illnesses.
People who want to show support can look up an event near them on the website. It’s possible to volunteer to have your head shaved or help with the shaving.
People who don’t want to do either of those can still show support by making a donation.
I will be having my head shaved on March 20, 2013, and I strongly encourage anyone with any money to spare to make a donation. Any small amount will help, even $1, so please help out!
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