St. Baldrick’s Foundation is focusing on funding childhood cancer research. Sadly, only 4% of U.S. federal funding is solely dedicated to childhood cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation fills this gap by being the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
St. Baldrick’s hosts head-shaving event, where people shave their head and raise money for childhood cancer research. I first found out about St. Baldrick’s when I heard about a head-shaving event being held in Raleigh, North Carolina. I knew immediately; I wanted to participate.
In 2009, I shaved my head for the first time to support the organization. Since then, I continue to be an advocate for this organization and the amazing work they do.
Recently, St. Baldrick’s played a crucial part in getting the Childhood Cancer STAR (Survivorship, Treatment, Access, Research) Act passed and signed into law, the most comprehensive childhood cancer law ever passed.