Shavees needed for St Baldricks-Calling on youth clubs
How would you like to take part in the world’s largest fundraising event for childhood cancer research? On behalf of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, I am writing to seek your participation in an event that could save a child’s life.What began as a challenge among friends has grown into the world’s largest fundraising event for childhood cancer.
Every year, thousands of brave men, women, and children give up their hair to raise money for childhood cancer research.I hope that you can join us as a shavee at The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Club, West Orange on Sept. 13, 2014.Each shavee collects donations from their friends and family to support the cause.Believe it or not, people will give generously to see you sacrifice your lovely locks.
Because these youngsters typically undergo treatment that causes their hair to fall out, volunteers are recruited to shave their heads in public as a bold act of solidarity.These volunteers receive pledges of financial support from their friends and family.In turn, their generous donations help fund life-saving childhood cancer research.
While battling cancer, children lose not only their hair but years of their childhood, and sometimes their lives.In comparison to their struggle, shaving your head is a small sacrifice, and the funds raised will make a difference for children with cancer now and in the future.
These events have helped the St Baldrick’s Foundation fund more than $120 million in research grants to doctors and scientists at more than 200 institutions to pursue the most promising new cures for childhood cancer, in addition to making clinical trials available to more children than ever.
Since 2006, our local event has raised more than $500,000 ($78,000 last year), helped in large part by the area youth sports teams.The Caldwell Jr Chiefs Football, Verona Eagles Football, West Essex Cowboys Football, Caldwell Soccer Club and Summit Lacrosse and soccer teams have been great supporters over the past few years. This year, we hope to again recruit area youth sports teams to take part in this worthy cause
If you have been touched by a child with cancer you know the urgency for finding a cure. Together we can support this vital research and give our children back their dreams. WE NEED TO SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE! Please help
To join the fun and learn more about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, visit our web page at www.stbaldricks.org/events/ShillelaghClub2014, or call or e-mail me directly.If you are unable to be a shavee, please consider volunteering, donating or spreading the word.Thank you for helping us Shave the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!