Why St. Baldrick's?
Jon first heard about St. Baldrick’s Foundation on the radio. This is the 2nd year he’s participated in one of the many head shaving events in the Raleigh area. Today, February 25, 2012, is the day he is having his head shaved. Jon chooses to support this non-profit because it supports research specifically for childhood cancers. “I believe children are the key to our future. They don’t deserve to go thru having cancer at such a young age. I’m also doing this because I had a good friend who died 2 years ago from bone cancer. He was diagnosed at age 13. Stephen was all for doing things in the now. He really cared about helping others. Knowing him has caused me to look at my life differently. I also want to help out people and have a positive effect on their lives”.
The following information is taken directly from their website: www.St.Baldricks.org.
About the 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 and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in
childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St.
Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer
research experts in the world.. Since
the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick’s has funded more than $78 million in childhood cancer research. For
more information visit their website: www.StBaldricks.org
Childhood Cancer Research Grant Awarded to Duke University Medical Center
February 13, 2012DURHAM, N.C. (February 13, 2012) – It takes life-saving research and access to clinical trials to help children with cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, awarded an infrastructure grant of $50,000 to Duke University Medical Center. The Foundation’s infrastructure grants provide institutions with resources to enable them to conduct more research and enroll more kids in ongoing clinical trials – their best hope for a cure.
Please join us in making a difference in children's lives affected by cancer. It's easy to donate, simply click on the logo on the Home page.
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