Annual St. Baldrick’s Event “Razes” Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Stephanie Skrout at the St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser

Stephanie Skrout, child life assistant for Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

More than 125 doctors, nurses, patients, family members and friends braved the shave at the 4th annual St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in mid March. Men, women and children smiled wide as volunteer barbers and hair stylists shaved them bald for the event, which raised more than $81,600 for childhood cancer research.

Alex Huang, MD, PhD, Program Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Theresia G. and Stuart F. Kline Family Foundation Chair in Pediatric Oncology,  was ceremoniously “knighted” in honor of shaving his head for the seventh year in a row.

The popular annual event honors the courageous children and young adults who battle cancer daily as well as the memory of those who have lost their fight with the disease. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the world’s largest volunteer-driven and donor-centered fundraising program for childhood cancer research. More than $1 million in funds raised by the foundation has come back to support pediatric cancer research at the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

To learn more about St. Baldrick’s Foundation or to make a donation, visit http://www.stbaldricks.com

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