Need a Hair Cut? Shave Your Head to Support Childhood Cancer Research
On March 16, Amalfi's restaurant on Lawrenceville-Pennington Road will again host the annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for children’s cancer research.
Editor's Note: The following is a news release that was issued on behalf of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Amalfi’s restaurant in Lawrence Township on Saturday, March 16, where more than 138 people will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to conquer childhood cancers!
To register for the event, or to make a donation, visit: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/Amalfis2013
Why all the shaved heads?
Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.
This will be Colonial Valley Chiropractic’s sixth year organizing the Lawrenceville event. Last year there were 136 men, women and children who shaved their heads. They have raised a total of $384,997.36 for childhood cancer research since they started.
This year St Baldrick's will be honoring two children from our community. Their families have written their story and given permission to St Baldrick's to use their stories to raise awareness for this wonderful charity.
Aaron is a 15-year-old Lawrence Township resident who has participated in the annual Lawrenceville St. Baldrick’s event since 2009. He was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin Burkitt’s Lymphoma. He plans on participating and shaving his head this year as well, however if he doesn’t have any hair to shave, his dad would be honored to be his “substitute” shavee.
Samara is a wonderfully spirited 6-year-old girl who lives in Chesterfield. Samara has a rare childhood cancer and is undergoing rigorous chemotherapy. Despite the challenges she's faced since March 2012, Samara remains cheerful and continues to have a smile for everyone she meets.
Please come out to Amalfi's on March 16 and support their efforts!
About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $101 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, which may be a child’s best hope for a cure. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.