AAPS grads to host Childhood Cancer Research Fundraiser

st-baldricksAlumnae Jamie Hibbs (Huron, ’13) and Kelsey Moran (Community, ’13) are organizing a family friendly fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.  The fundraiser, a St. Baldrick’s signature head-shaving event, will take place at Colonial Lanes in Ann Arbor, MI on August 10. Community members will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers!

Please come and enjoy bowling, food, a silent auction, and a head shaving event! The event starts at 5 pm and goes until 8. Tickets are $20 for two hours of bowling, pizza and unlimited soft drinks. Don’t like bowling? There will also be a silent auction from 5-7 featuring donations from community members and businesses! The head shaving event will directly follow the bowling and silent auction. You are invited to visit our event website at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/annarbor for more details.

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.

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 $103 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. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

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