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Going bald for cancer research: St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser returns

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The famous fundraiser to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research is back this weekend for its 20th year.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s signature head-shaving event at Kitty Hoynes will return on Sunday, March 3, where more than a hundred volunteers will shave their heads.

Over the past two decades, the fundraiser has raised over $6.7 million for children’s cancer research grants with over 7,300 volunteers.

“Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U.S. one in five kids diagnosed won’t survive. Even for kids who do survive, by the time they’re 50, more than 99% have had a chronic health problem and 96% have experienced severe or life-threatening conditions,” stated The St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The children’s cancer research grants raised by this event go to various institutions around the country every year, including SUNY Upstate Medical University/Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

According to The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $340 million to date.

This year’s head-shaving event’s page can be found here.

You can make a difference for kids with cancer by participating in a head-shaving event and raising money that will go toward lifesaving research by clicking here.

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