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.
On March 17, 2000, in New York City, the first St. Baldrick’s event was held, creating a fun and unique way to align people behind children with cancer. Today, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is highly-respected and growing fast, providing serious and thoughtful leadership in the search for cures.
Many St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers choose to participate in honor of St. Baldrick’s Honored Kids, whose stories are shared on the Foundation’s website and represent the more than 160,000 kids diagnosed with cancer each year worldwide.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a leading force in the childhood cancer community and has become the place to fund the best research wherever it takes place… the kind that will save precious young lives and improve quality of life for patients and survivors.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005; it has funded more than $78 million in life-saving childhood cancer research.
Cooperative Research Grants St. Baldrick’s Fellows St. Baldrick’s Scholars Research grants Infrastructure grants Foreign beneficiaries St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellows Supportive Care Research grants
Sub-specialty Training Consortiums
St. Baldrick’s signature head-shaving events are the fastest growing volunteer-driven fundraising opportunity benefitting childhood cancer research. Participants are surprised how much the experience means to them, and say St. Baldrick’s is the greatest thing they’ve ever done for charity. However, if head shaving isn’t for you, there are many ways to be a hero for kids with cancer.
To learn more, please visit: www.StBaldricks.org or call 1.888.899.BALD (2253) toll free in the U.S only.
In 2012 we established the "Honorary Momma" category, for the many friends and relatives, male or female, who would like to shave in honor of a child. Email email@example.com for more information and an application. If you’re not interested in shaving, you can still support us by donating to the team or a specific momma, or by registering as a volunteer.
We ARE 46 Mommas on a mission to raise awareness, raise funds for research and inspire others to help fund a cure for childhood cancer.
Each year a new class of 46 Mommas is inducted into the cause to empower and engage mothers of children with cancer. The number 46 is significant. On average, each weekday, 46 families receive the news that their child has cancer. Through increasing awareness of childhood cancer and raising funds for childhood cancer research by shaving our heads, we hope to one day be a group that no longer needs to exist.