Local Volunteers Shave Their Heads to Support Childhood Cancer Research

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ARCHBOLD, OH / February 27, 2013 –The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Terry Henricks Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep on March 18th, 2013 where more than 40 will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers!

Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.

In the past, the volunteers have honored several families with children battling this disease. Kellen Keiser (Fayette), Tiana Bishop (Defiance) and most recently, Archbold’s own, Maddy Lambert. Unfortunately, those children are no longer with us. We will not quit this effort, because they are not here… it’s because they are not here is the reason we will not quit …we will continue to fight and raise money!

The agenda for the event this year: bake sale, used book sale, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawing and if weather permits, a motorsports themed car show.

This year’s event is the 4th event that Archbold has had. This year’s goal is $20000. In the past years, the event has raised over $35000 with over 100 people shaving their heads!

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 $101 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, which may be a child’s best hope for a cure. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

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