Macy Manchester & Megan Bieganski ‘18 – Worldwide, 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Out of over 100 types of cancer, each type of the disease requires endless years of costly research in order to develop the best treatment.
St. Baldrick’s is an organization founded on July 4, 1999 and has become the largest fundraising event for childhood cancer in Michigan. The program has been in the top 10 events for the last 5 years, out of an average of 1200 events around the world. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity with children who lose their hair during cancer treatment to raise funds at the St. Baldrick’s event.
On March 11, 2017, Romeo Michigan hosted St. Baldrick’s for the 10 year. Over the last 10 years, St. Baldrick’s has raised over $2,203,168, shaving over 3100 heads. The goal was to raise $300,000 this year, but came close raising $255,390.
Every dollar raised will go toward treatment for children with cancer.
Thank you to those who participated in St. Baldricks. Your courage and donations will impact research and the lives of cancer patients forever.