It all began in 2000 when a St. Patrick’s Day party decided to shave their heads bald to raise money for childhood cancer research, donating over $104,000 and starting a worldwide event called the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Each year St. Baldrick’s Foundation coordinates events in which barbers can volunteer their services and receive a free t-shirt in doing so. Individuals can register on the charity’s website (www.stbaldricks.org) to participate in an event at no charge, shaving their heads in support of those children who underwent chemotherapy, losing their hair. Those participants raising over $50 receive a free t-shirt as a thank you.
Those who do not want to shave their head can participate in other ways through volunteering/organizing an event, raising/donating money, purchasing via online store (http://www.stbaldricks.org/shop/), even virtually shaving their head on the St. Baldrick’s site.
Those who want to donate can do so online, over the phone (888-899-2253), or at an event. According to the site, “of every dollar raised, 78% funds research to find a cure, 19% goes to fundraising and 3% goes to administration.”
Road Scholar Transport is showing its support towards a cure for childhood cancer by creating a Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation trailer. The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation trailer joins a fleet of tractor trailers as part of Road Scholar’s 10 Million Miles to a Cure Awareness Campaign to raise awareness for a cure for a variety of diseases/conditions. Visit www.roadscholarawareness.org to learn more.
Find a St. Baldrick’s event near you by going to http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/ and be sure to stay tuned to Road Scholar Transport’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Road-Scholar-Transport/197141926979913 to find out when The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation awareness trailer is coming near you!