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Local volunteers to shave heads in support of cancer research

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Eau Claire (News Release) – 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 for the first time ever in Eau Claire at W.R. Davies Student Center on May 10 at 11 a.m., where volunteers will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers!
 
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.
 
Professional barbers from local salons will be shaving heads and cutting hair for Locks of Love for four hours at the event on May 10. Throughout the event, there will be various types of entertainment including Eau Claire-based musical guests and a guest speaker. In addition to raising money through volunteer fundraisers, the event will have a bucket raffle with a variety of baskets donated from local companies for prizes, and a bake sale.

About 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. St. Baldrick's coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has awarded more than $127 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, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick's Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.
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