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Local volunteers to shave heads for childhood cancer research

St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise money for lifesaving research

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

MORRIS – The Morris American Legion is hosting a St. Baldrick’s event for volunteers who will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation to “conquer childhood cancer.”

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation event will be Feb. 16 at the Morris American Legion Post 294. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.

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.

The Morris American Legion Riders and the American Legion Post welcome you to come out and help support St. Baldrick’s.

The event was successful last year and looks to be this year.

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.

St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research.

Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making it the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

For information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, call 888-899-BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

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