St. Baldricks shaves heads to raise funds for cancer research

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – While some organizations spread their research dollars between both adult and children’s cancers, there is one that is strictly focused on the children.

St. Baldricks began in 1999 by three men trying to answer the question, “How do you give back in return for your own good fortune in business?”

Their answer was to shave their heads for donations to raise funds for kids with cancer.

The goal was to raise $17,000 with 17 heads, but that turned into 19 bald heads and over $100,000 in donations for the Children’s Oncology Group.

The second event raised over $140,000.

Now, it’s the 14th Annual Albuquerque St. Baldricks Event and everyone is encouraged to join.

For those not brave enough to shave all your locks, donations are greatly appreciated.

The event starts Saturday, May 7 at the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. The event will go on from noon until 3 p.m.

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