St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Heroes for Hannah event

I know it’s October so pink is prevalent but that’s not going to stop me from telling you all about this amazing foundation and this event held a couple of weeks ago (in Gold September).  Personally, I had never heard of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation before a few weeks ago.  The circumstances that led me to learn about the foundation are downright heartbreaking so I wanted to make sure I did what I could to introduce them to others.

Here are some brutal facts:

More children are lost to cancer than any other disease (in fact, more than many other diseases combined)

1 in 300 kids will be diagnosed with cancer

For those diagnosed with cancer, 1 out of 5 will die

For those diagnosed with brain cancer, 4 out of 5 will die

Like I said, they are brutal, heartbreaking facts.

Unfortunately, the US Government provides VERY LITTLE  funding for kids cancer research and drug development.  $0.70 for every $100 from the American Cancer Society goes to kids cancer research.  I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard those numbers.  Thankfully, the amazing folks at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation did something about it.  They formed this foundation to fill the funding gap.  They are 100% dedicated to funding for kids cancer research and 83% of revenue (from donations, events, etc.) goes to research grants.  83%.  That’s HUGE, people.  These people and this foundation is making a difference.

hfh1That brings me to the Heroes for Hannah event that took place a couple of weeks ago.  Hannah Meeson is a beautiful 6 year old girl with brain cancer.  She has been battling with this since she was 4 years old.  I can’t even begin to imagine what she and her parents have gone through in the past two years.  Seriously heartbreaking.


Instead of dwelling on the bad and sad of their situation, Hannah’s parents decided to get active and start advocating.  They (along with some pretty fabulous friends) organized a head shaving event to raise money for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  Hundreds of people gathered, dozens of heads were shaved and over $175,000 was collected to be donated to the foundation.  These people made a difference.


You can make a difference too.  Spread the word.  Donate.  Hold a head shaving event.  Pray.  Do whatever you can but don’t do nothing


photos by the ever generous Julie Corsetti



  1. Let’s bump it up a notch people, it’s simply unbelievable that kids don’t have the chance adults have with cancer, kids have dreams…donate today, and save a kid today! Help us conquer kids cancer.

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