shaving the way to conquer kids cancer
what is st.baldricks 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.
What does the St. Baldrick's Foundation do?
The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. We coordinate our signature head-shaving events and other fundraisers, giving thousands of volunteers worldwide a chance to raise money to support lifesaving childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick's events are the largest volunteer-driven fundraising opportunity benefitting pediatric cancer research.
Where does the money go?
Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has awarded more than $178 million to support lifesaving research, making the St. Baldrick's 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 – including the first Pediatric Cancer Dream Team – 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, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers working in developing countries. You can learn more about our grants by visiting our Grants page.
How did the St. Baldrick's Foundation get started?
The first St. Baldrick's event took place at Jim Brady's Bar and Restaurant in New York City. What began as a challenge between three friends on March 17, 2000, has grown into the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising opportunity benefiting childhood cancer research