MYLA 2/26/2017 St. Baldricks Foundation Fighting Kids Cancers

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.

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,200 events in 2016, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.

Why do we shave heads?

We don't make wigs or collect hair to soak up oil spills–in fact, the shaving itself is just a means to an end. On the surface, we shave because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, and we stand proudly bald beside them. But the true goal–to cure childhood cancer–will be accomplished because, while shaving, we raise funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

“Shavees” sign up on the website, collect money from friends and family much like a walk-a-thon, and show up at a volunteer-organized event in their community to take their turn in the barber's chair. It's fun, it's emotional, and it's for a crucially important cause.

How can you get involved?

With events in all 50 U.S. states and several countries, there is sure to be a St. Baldrick’s event near you. Can't find one? You can still shave! Register as a virtual shavee and start raising money today.

Thanks to my guest St. Baldricks CEO Kathleen Ruddy...volunteer, volunteer to SHAVE YOUR HEAD, donate, find the event nearest you & more here:

Lisa sits down with CEO Kathleen Ruddy of St. Baldrick's foundation which helps raise money for childhood cancer.

Kathleen Ruddy talks how participants are willingly shave their heads to help raise money for St. Baldrick's and how others can do so too for charity.

Kathleen explains how St. Baldrick's helps fund very specific types of cancer research.

Kathleen shares all the possible ways others can get involved with St. Baldrick's.

Kathleen tells Lisa how others can attend the nearest St. Baldrick's to them.

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