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Bear Tavern and Timberlane students and faculty to shave heads for St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

by Community Contributor
St. Baldricks Timberlane Middle School Hopewell, NJ

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children’s cancer research grants, will host a head-shaving event on March 9, 2024 at Amalfi’s Restaurant in Lawrenceville, NJ.  This year is the 25th anniversary of St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Our community event will proudly support the $350 million that has been raised so far nationally to invest in childhood cancer research worldwide.  What started as a challenge 25 years ago has become the largest volunteer movement to save kids with cancer. In addition to our live event, participants will have the option to participate virtually as well. Registration is open with the hope that more than 100 volunteers will once again shave their heads to raise money for life-saving research. Shavees can sign up now for our St. Baldrick’s Lawrenceville2024 event at www.stbaldricks.org. Instructions will be provided to the registrants prior to the event.

So far, we have close to 125 participants that will shave their heads to stand in solidarity with children facing a cancer diagnosis. In the past sixteen years, our event has raised over $2 million to support the $350 million raised nationwide for St. Baldrick’s, the largest volunteer movement to save kids with cancer.

In the Hopewell Valley, Bear Tavern Elementary School and Timberlane Middle School are in the top three fundraising teams for our event this year. Each are proudly hosting their own head-shaving events. Bear Tavern Elementary, led by Principal Jay Billy, will have their event on March 8, 2024. Timberlane Middle School, led by Principal Chris Turnbull, is hosting a breakfast to celebrate their fundraising efforts on March 15.

2024 marks the 17thh anniversary of this community event and one of the largest of the organization’s more than 1100 events around the country.  The cumulative fundraising of this annual turnout has surpassed $2 million and continues to grow. Headed up by local chiropractors Drs. Michael and Melissa McCue, this family-friendly virtual event will honor children affected by cancer and include the virtual ceremonial shaving of heads.

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the U.S., 1 in 5 kids diagnosed won’t survive. Those who do survive often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a healthy future. That’s why St. Baldrick’s is dedicated to funding the best childhood cancer research, wherever it takes place. Donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $350 million, making it the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

Join the fight. You can make a difference in the war against childhood cancers by participating in a head-shaving event. Register. Fundraise. Show-up. Shave. Visit Stbaldricks.org/get-involved to learn more.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer by funding some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatment for kids. #DFYchildhoodcancers

Featured photo is of Chloe Hogan giving up her pigtails at last year’s Bear Tavern St. Baldrick’s Day.

edited 2/22 to correct spelling of Principal Billy’s name.

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