St. Baldrick's Foundation
What is St. Baldricks?
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives.
What makes the St. Baldrick's Foundation unique?
The St. Baldrick's Foundation does one thing and they do it well: fund childhood cancer research. They take great care of the funds raised by their generous volunteers and supporters to direct every possible dollar to carefully selected research grants. Whether it’s through their signature head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives, their primary focus is to have the greatest impact for kids with cancer around the world.
St. Baldrick’s began as a head-shaving event and that continues to be the signature event of the Foundation. “Shavees℠” ask friends and family to make donations “on their head” and in return, they attend one of thousands of volunteer-organized events around the world where they have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.
Since 2000 more than 390,000 shavees—including more than 49,000 women—have shaved their heads at 9,000 events, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.
Not ready to shave your head? Don't worry, St. Baldrick's has other ideas for you!