7th Annual Head Shave Event
Why does St. Baldrick's exist?
- More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease- in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
- Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer.
- Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes.
For the past 7 years, many Marquette students, teachers and friends of Marquette have chosen to participate in this Head Shave event. Even those who don't have their heads shaved help on the fundraising side of the event and have helped raise over $70,000. This money helps fill the "Federal Funding Gap". Only 4% of federal funding is dedicated to childhood cancer research.
This event is open to the public so if you are interested in participating, please email Beth DeCourcey. You can donate to one of the student's participating by clicking here.
The Marquette Head Shave Event will take place at 1:30 pm on Friday, February 1, 2019, during an assembly. We are thankful to the local beauticians and barbers who donate their time and talent.
Please check out the St. Baldrick website for more information on this organization.
https://www.stbaldricks.org/about-childhood-cancer Source: About Childhood Cancer | St. Baldrick's