Roselle, IL / March 15th 2013 –The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at the Tilted Kilt, 1360 Lake Street, Roselle, IL on March 15th from 5pm-11pm, attendees will shave their heads or attend the event in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers!
We will host an online auction (Fire Truck Rides to School) from March 1th 2013 @ 8am to March 15th 2013 @ midnight, silent auctions and raffles at the event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Food, drinks, and entertainment will also be available.
(7) FIRE TRUCK RIDES TO SCHOOL ONLINE BIDDING @ www.baldfaith.org
• Bartlett Fire Department District, Bloomingdale Fire Department, Carol Stream Protection District, Hanover Park Fire Department, Hoffman Estates Fire Department, Itasca Fire Department and Roselle Fire Department.
Based on last year’s numbers of attendance. We expect more than 750 attendees at this event and raise $100,000.00
About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. 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. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded 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.
Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.