Participants Sought For St. Baldrick’s Day Sunday, March 24th
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to fund the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives, has issued a lofty challenge to everyone who wants to help raise money for pediatric cancer research: Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family.
Participants find that shaving their head in solidarity with the approximately 160,000 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year and frequently lose their hair as a result of treatment, is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure.
On Sunday, March 24th we will shave heads to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The event will be held locally at The Estes Park Mountain Shop, 2050 Big Thompson Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. The head-shavings will commence at 5 p.m. There will be food, drink and tons of fun! Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.
About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation: The St. Baldrick’s Foundation makes grants to research institutions to find new cures for childhood cancer, and to find treatments to ensure a better quality of life for patients and survivors. The Foundation funds research projects conducted by established pediatric cancer experts, as well as younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, offering the best available care for every child. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is grateful to its many volunteers (bald or not!), donors and sponsors, including Allied World, Barbicide, Dowling & Partners, elope, Markit, and PartnerRe. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, please call 1-888-899- BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org and sign up on The Estes Park Mountain Shop page.