Westfield Galleria at Roseville to Host St. Baldrick's Head Shaving
Roseville, CA- Keaton Raphael Memorial (KRM) hosts 12th Annual St. Baldrick's Foundation head shaving extravaganzas designed to raise funds, on a local and national level, to support childhood cancer research.
In solidarity with children battling cancer "Heroes" shave their heads in front of thousands, with the help of local Supercuts team, in return for pledges of financial support. Anyone can sign up and be a part of hope to run, bike, jump, and simply just be a kid again.
This year's celebrations are scheduled to take place March 8 at deVere's Irish Pub in Davis, deVere's Irish Pub in Sacramento on March 10, and Westfield Galleria at Roseville on March 15, with other local events put on by schools, businesses, and restaurants. All events aim towards the same goal, raising funds to help conquer childhood cancer.
To find an event and sign up as an individual or team visit www.GetBald.com
Why all the shaved heads?
- Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 3 minutes
- 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.
- Two-thirds of children treated for childhood cancer will suffer long-term effects from treatment including loss of hearing and sight, heart disease, secondary cancers, learning disabilities, infertility and more.
- In the last 20 years, only two new drugs have been specifically developed to treat children with cancer and
- Before they turn 20, about 1 in 300 boys and 1 in 333 girls will have cancer.
With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute's budget directed to childhood cancer research, Keaton Raphael Memorial's St. Baldrick's fundraising events are vital to continue saving lives against this devastating disease.
As one of the top 2013 St. Baldrick's nationwide campaigns last year, local events brought in almost $600,000 and shaved over 1,000 heads. Over the 11 years KRM campaigns have been able to raise over 4.7 million with over 1 million funding research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. This year KRM is aiming for higher numbers and goals with a mission to get more shavees, teams, and events involved in the fight against childhood cancer.
About Keaton Raphael Memorial
The Keaton Raphael Memorial is a local childhood cancer organization dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational, and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research towards a cure.
About the St. Baldrick's Foundation
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. Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has awarded more than $125 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials.
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