St. Baldrick’s to Raise Funds for Children’s Cancer Research on March 8

(February 3, 2014) – The annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving and fund-raising event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah’s City Market.

Even though we have made great strides in the treatment of children’s cancers, 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. You can help change that by participating in the St. Baldrick’s event. Volunteers shave their heads to show support for children who usually lose their hair during treatment. They also raise funds to support children’s cancer research. You can sign up to have your head shaved or make a donation to sponsor someone who is getting shaved. Go to www.stbaldricks.org/events/SavannahCityMarket to see a list of people who have already signed up to participate.

Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick’s Foundation has held more than 7,000 head-shaving events worldwide, raising more than $186 million for cancer research. The pediatric hematology/oncology program at Memorial University Medical Center, along with the Children’s Oncology Group, benefit from St. Baldrick’s in the form of clinical research trials for pediatric cancer patients.

For more information about the 2014 St. Baldrick’s event, contact Yael Elfassy at yelfassy@southcoastmedical.com. Please join us in supporting this worthwhile cause.

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