Joe DiNovo of Joe’s Barbershop will lead the team of barbers shaving the heads of the Hilton Head area men, women and children, encouraging the community to support their action by making donations to their team.
In addition to the headshaving, the event will feature a silent auction and live music.
The fundraiser is organized by Terry and Cynthia Cermak, who started the event in honor of their son Henry. In 2013, St. Baldrick’s created a Hero Fund in his name: the Henry Cermak Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research. The Cermak’s headshaving events have raised over $110,000.00 for Henry’s Fund, and provided 50% of the funding for a research grant studying pediatric brain cancer treatments at St. Jude Hospital. This year, the goal is to surpass $125,000 in total donations for Henry’s Fund.
Anyone can join a team or start their own team at: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/hsc17. There are many ways for volunteers to raise funds without shaving their heads. Merchants who wish to help sponsor the event can call 843-298-2775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, we do one thing, and we do it well:
We fund childhood cancer research.
- Our mission is to find cures for childhood cancers and to give survivors long and healthy lives.
- We are the largest private (non-government) funder of childhood cancer research grants.
- By funding cooperative research through the Children’s Oncology Group, we give kids nationwide access to the very latest in research and clinical trials.
- Thanks to a grant review system that impresses the experts, we fund only the very best childhood cancer research.
Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $101 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. The grants also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, which may be a child’s best hope for a cure. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.