St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Event

When: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Location: 
Pioneer Activity Center

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By the time you finish reading this letter, another child will have been diagnosed with cancer.

As the battle against childhood cancer continues so must the fight to fund the research. On May 4, at the PAC we will be hosting one of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s signature head-shaving events, where individuals will come together and shave their heads in solidarity with the 175,000 children worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, raising funds for much needed childhood cancer research in the process. 

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization recognize by the Better Business Bureau as a wise charitable foundation. They currently fund more in research grants than anyone outside the US Government, in excess of $125 million since becoming an independent Foundation in 2005, and more than $25 million in 2013 alone!  St. Baldrick’s research grants help fill crucial funding gaps at medical institutions where children are treated for cancer, ensuring the finest care for every child at more than 200 institutions around the world. 

The day of the event we will a fun time for everyone. Along with the head shaving, there will be a raffle with some of the prizes from the following companies: Pizza Hut, Ace Hardware, Taco Bell, KFC, Kathie’s Gifts, Dunkin Donuts, and several other local businesses in town.  There will also be a pizza eating contest and hats for sale. The event is open to the public so the more the merrier.

Sign up online at www.stbaldricks.org/events/plattevillegoesbald to shave your head and support children with cancer. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ashley Wojtalewicz at wojtalewicza@uwplatt.edu.

Sincerely,
Women in STEM Living Learning Community

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