VIDEO: 2018 St. Baldrick’s Brevard Big Shave Event Set March 17 at The Avenue Viera
By Space Coast Daily // January 31, 2018
You can be a hero for kids with cancer
Be a hero for kids with cancer and join this St. Baldrick’s event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you’ll be a part of the excitement.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Get involved and you’ll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.
“The St. Baldrick’s Foundation focuses on celebrating kids and funding the most promising research to give them the happy childhoods they deserve,” said The Avenue Viera General Manager, and Big Shave organizer, Scott McCarthy.
“The Foundation is known for its signature head-shaving events where volunteers shave their heads to raise funds for childhood cancer research.”
DEDICATED TO ERADICATE TOP KILLER OF CHILDREN
In the U.S., one in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Of the U.S. federal funding for cancer research, only 4 percent is solely dedicated to childhood cancers. More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease.
“Childhood cancer research is largely underfunded, which is why foundations like St. Baldrick’s are so important,” said McCarthy.
In 2018, more than 6,500 people have registered to shave their heads at more than 700 events taking place across the country. So far this year, nearly $2 million has been raised to support the best childhood cancer research.
The research St. Baldrick’s funds has the potential to impact every kid diagnosed with cancer.
The Avenue Viera is located at 2261 Town Center Boulevard in Viera, and the event will run 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
ABOVE MAP: The Avenue Viera is located at 2261 Town Center Boulevard in Viera.
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