St. Baldrick's Foundation

Conquer Childhood Cancers

Mission and Vision

St. Baldrick's Foundations mission is to find treatment for childhood cancers. Their vision is to change the realities of childhood cancer.


July 4,1999- Tim Kenny issues a challenge to colleagues John Bender and Enda McDonnell: How will you give back in return for your own good fortune in business? Enda’s thick head of hair gives John the big idea—shave their heads for donations to raise funds for kids with cancer.

March 17, 2000- The annual reinsurance industry’s St. Patrick’s Day party, held at Jim Brady’s pub in Manhattan, becomes the first St. Baldrick’s event. The goal of shaving 17 heads and raising $17,000 turns into 19 bald heads and $104,000 donated to fund the research of the Children’s Oncology Group.

2004- Founders make the leap—the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is created to maximize this volunteer–driven effort. The priorities: spending as little as possible to raise each dollar, and making sure every donation goes to the best research to find cures for kids fighting cancer.

Needs met by our foundation

In the 1950's almost every child diagnosed with cancer passed away. Because of today's research, 90% of children diagnosed with the most common cancers will live

Funds Distribution

Program- 74% of funds go to helping fund hospitals research for a cure and treatment.

Fundraising- 22% of funds goes to hosting events to raise more money.

Administration- 4%


Founders- Tim Kenny, John Bender, Enda McDonnell

St. Baldrick's Ambassadors

Abby's Childhood Cancer Story

Source of Funds

St. Baldrick’s volunteer event organizers, shavees℠, barbers, sponsors, donors, staff, board members and other volunteers generate 100% of revenues.
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Cancer Statistics


The average age that a child is diagnosed is 6 y/o meaning that they lose an average of 71 years of their life


The average age that an adult is diagnosed is 67 y/o meaning that they lose an average of 15 years of their life

The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect