Casper St. Baldrick Event Raises Over $67K! [PHOTOS,VIDEO]
Saturday, hundreds of men, women, and children showed up to the Eastridge Mall and shaved their heads for St. Baldricks, a non-profit organization that raises money for childhood cancer research:
Why We Exist – Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.
While some organizations spread their research dollar between adult and children’s cancers, every grant funded by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is for childhood cancer research.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation takes great care with every donor dollar, keeping the staff small, the expenses low and directing every possible dollar to childhood cancer research.
Since 2005, ST. Baldricks has raised $103,450,166, including $17,769,268 in 2013 alone.
Once again, our little city stepped up in a big way. Men, women, children…all were on stage getting their heads shaved for a fantastic event. There were random people who just showed up, saw what was going on, and decided to get involved. I almost broke my promise to my wife and shaved my mane, but thought better of it, and gave some random shavee $20 instead.
Thanks to Ian Delap for taking time on his day off to snap some photos and videos. As always, great event coverage benefits everybody.