POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist baseball team will look to raise funds and awareness for the St. Baldrick's Foundation during Saturday's doubleheader against MAAC foe Canisius. St. Baldrick's 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.
As part of the St. Baldrick's promotion, fans, players and coaches will shave their heads after the second game of Saturday's doubleheader in a sign of support for children battling cancer. All fans are welcome to take part in the event.
Those looking to get involved, either by making a donation or signing up to be a "shavee", can click here.
About St. Baldrick's
On March 17, 2000, reinsurance executives John Bender, Tim Kenny and Enda McDonnell turned their industry's St. Patrick's Day party into a head-shaving event to benefit kids with cancer. Their 20 "shavee" recruits planned to raise "$17,000 on the 17th." Instead, they raised over $104,000!
The movement quickly grew into the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research, and today the St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Since 2000, more than 189,660 volunteers -- including over 17,200 women -- have shaved in solidarity with children with cancer at events in dozens of countries and every U.S. state. Thanks to generous friends and family, these shavees have raised over $117 million for life-saving research, and each is a walking billboard for the cause!At St. Baldrick's events, people from all walks of life discover a power they didn't know they had ... the power to bring hope and a future to the bravest kids in the world, and countless volunteers say, "St. Baldrick's is the best thing I've ever done to help someone."