Volunteers Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research

 

Firespring, along with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, will host a head-shaving event at The Railyard on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in solidarity with kids with cancer to raise money and awareness for lifesaving children’s cancer research. This year’s event goal is to raise more than $20,000 in donations and have at least 50 volunteer shavees. This is the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser in Lincoln, NE. Last year’s event had 39 shavees and raised $25,000 toward childhood cancer research. Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. With only 4% of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant funds are critical to continue the battle against this devasting disease.


For information on how you can join the fight against childhood cancer, contact Lindsay Kelly by phone at 402.437.0043 or via email at lindsay.kelly@firespring.com. To donate or sign up to shave your head, visit stbaldricks.org/events/railyard.


About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers, funding more grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Since its first grants as an independent charity in 2005, the Foundation has funded more than $127 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, visit stbaldricks.org.


About Firespring
Calling Lincoln home for more than 20 years, Firespring provides marketing services, website solutions and dedicated support to more than 3,000 small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations and entreprenuers.