I don’t recall ever hearing of St. Baldrick until around 2005. The reason I remember that particular year is because it was the year I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Our oldest son Nick was at college that year and participated in the St. Baldrick’s head-shaving. It was their charity project that year and I was proud that he participated in the event.
Maybe you haven’t heard of St. Baldrick before, and maybe you have. You won’t find St. Baldrick in the history books because he wasn’t an actual person. The name is a combination of words (Bald and Patrick) for St. Patricks day, to show solidarity for their inspirational idea. Their mission was to fund childhood cancer research. My focus here is to inform you of Some Things Baldrick for 2016.
The topic is childhood cancer here, and personally, I can’t think of many things more insidious than cancer except for the fact that young children are not immune to it.
More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than many other childhood diseases combined. There is a ton of information on the St Baldrick’s Foundation site. It will answer many questions you may have about the foundation, events around the world, or even starting your own event. I’d like to tell you about an event right here in the Chicagoland area called DONNA DAY 2016. Please try to help out and PLEASE share this information with others.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP RIGHT NOW?
March 16th is DONNA DAY 2016!
One of our own bloggers – Mary Tyler Mom’s Sheila Quirke journeyed this path personally with her precious daughter Donna. She was four years old when she died. Donna’s Day reminds us how imperative research is. Let’s bring an end to childhood cancer.
March 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Donna’s Good Things at Candlelite Chicago – Located at 7452 N. Western Ave. Chicago. Phone (773)465-0087. Here you can brave a shave for kids with cancer, join the event or donate to help the cause – either one will make your heart happy.
This last link is information about the funding gap for childhood cancer, why they need your donation and how your donation can help. The numbers to fund adult cancer research v.s. childhood cancer research are sadly and sorely lacking and need to be addressed. Your help will do wonders.
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