“For more than 20 years, st. Baldrick`s participants and donors have been working to ensure that children with cancer have better treatment options. Our goal is not to give children five more years, but to give children their whole lives,” says Becky Chapman Weaver, Chief Mission Officer of the St. Baldrick`s Foundation. By funding research at every stage, from early discovery to clinical trials, we are giving hope to children with cancer and their families. We want children to know that thousands of St. Baldrick supporters are still fighting for them. “We thank you for your patience as we move forward,” the organizers said. “Things change every day. We want to try to welcome all our participants as best we can. Hold on tight and we will keep you informed. In the end, everything will be stronger and better than ever. . COVID-19 may delay us, but it will never stop us at Kitty Hoynes in our fight against childhood cancer!! Those who have planned to have their heads shaved can still collect promises.
During the week, St. Baldrick`s will recognize St. Baldrick Scholar Dr. Elizabeth Lawlor at the University of Michigan and St. Baldrick`s Honored Parent Mark Penton for her tireless efforts to help children with cancer. 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in the United States will not survive. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and share your photos of St. Baldrick volunteers with the hashtag #StBaldricks, #NationalVolunteerWeek and #DFYchildhoodCancers.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — St. Baldrick`s Foundation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month shares the realities of childhood cancer, including how life feels like cancer for survivors. If someone is diagnosed with cancer for adult or childhood cancer, the first goal is to survive the cancer and treatment. Researchers judge the success of the treatment by the number of cancer patients who survive five years beyond their diagnosis, but for cancer patients, five years is not enough. That`s why we work to give children a life beyond treatment, not just five years. In addition, for the first time, volunteers of the year 2020 are rewarded in three categories: Head-Shaving Participant, Do What You Want Fundraiser and Advocate. Help me give children their whole lives. Close yourself in St. Baldrick in September and support promising research with one of the following activities: “This is not an easy decision for us,” the organizers said in a message. As we know how effective this event is for all of us (shaves, supporters, hairdressers, volunteers) and especially for our honored children and their families, we must do our best for our safety in these difficult times. For inspiring stories of volunteers in your community, contact Michele Franco at [email protected].
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