Cancer is the # 1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada.
Worldwide 160,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Every 3 ½ minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.
One in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive.
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www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD 1 Welcome to the 1st Annual St. Baldrick’s Barbicide Event. A sincere thank you goes to all of the participants, volunteers, shavees and supporters that have banded together to make this event a success.
www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD 1 Many thanks to Milwaukee Area Cost Cutters - Our Official Event Sponsor.
www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD 1 We'd also like to thank DJ Serkus, the Trinity Irish Dancers and Pam Erickson (Choc O'Lotta) for donating their time and talent to help make this event a huge success.
Every year, tens of thousands of volunteer “shavees” shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family. Steve Conner Photography Steve Conner Photography www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD
More than 2,500 events have taken place in 24 countries and 50 U.S. states, raising over $69 million. Steve Conner Photography Steve Conner Photography www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD St. Baldrick’s is a fusion of “St. Patrick’s Day” and “bald,” in honor of the first event held on March 17, 2000
What is St. Baldrick’s? What began as a challenge between friends and has grown into the world's biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer! Steve Conner Photography Steve Conner Photography www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD
About Us Trinity is a committed team of families, teachers and staff that: • teaches children to support and encourage their peers. • places the emphasis on the journey rather than the result. • knows that wins and losses are not the most important thing and does both gracefully. • strives towards excellence, yet celebrates dance and competition for the sheer joy of it.
Fellowships and Grants Commitment to Scientific Research Funds are made available to pediatric cancer researchers in the form of grants and fellowships. www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD Donations to St. Baldrick’s are helping some of the world's finest researchers to find cures for childhood cancer .
Since our establishment as an independent charity in 2005,
St. Baldrick’s has:
Awarded 57 Fellow and Scholar awards, to develop the childhood cancer research experts of tomorrow.
Funded grants at over 80 institutions focusing on childhood cancer research and making it possible to treat more children on clinical trials.
Provided funding to more than 230 institutions engaged in cooperative research, helping to enroll thousands of new children in clinical trials.
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2010 Child Ambassadors The five St. Baldrick’s Foundation 2010 Child Ambassadors represent the startling reality that one in five children diagnosed with cancer will lose their lives. Khalid, North Carolina, Neuroblastoma, no evidence of disease (NED). Sara, Illinois, Wilms tumor, no evidence of disease (NED). Zoe, California, Lymphoblastic Leukemia, in treatment. Ty, Idaho, Osteosarcoma, no evidence of disease (NED). Averi, North Carolina, Ewing’s sarcoma, passed away. (Dec. 31, 1992 – March 12, 2009) www.StBaldricks.org • 888.899.BALD
Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Elizabeth H. Location: Plover, WI, US Age: 8 "Everything will be ok in the end. If it is not ok, it is not the end." Cancer can take a lot from you if you let it. This quote sums up our family belief. Elizabeth is a very happy and active little girl, even with cancer.
Hi everyone. As you know my name is Aiden Zadurski. I enjoy riding my bike, playing with sidewalk chalk. hanging out with my friends and family, blowing bubbles, and tricking my Papa Joe with my magic tricks. Diagnosis : Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Aiden Z. Location: Marinette, WI, US Age: 5
Diagnosis: Neuroblastoma Lilyana B. Location: Rosendale, WI, US Age: 6 Lilyana is usually a happy loving little girl who loved to spend time with mom, dad, and her sister, Alissa. She loves to watch Dora and SpongeBob. Up until being diagnosed, she liked going to school and seeing her friends every day.
Diagnosis: Neuroblastoma Lillia B. Location: Merrill, WI, US Age: 5 Normal life changed forever the day we took our usually healthy 2 year old in to the doctor with what we thought was just a flu bug. She was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma High risk, unfavorable. The cancer had spread from one side of her abdomen to the other wrapping finger-like around organs. It was in her distant lymph nodes and bone marrow. One of the hardest parts for her was loosing her pretty hair.
Diagnosis: Osteosarcoma Katie C. Location: Altoona, WI, US Age: 15 When we were getting ready for Katie's benefit, we asked her to come up with a saying that could be used on her benefit stuff. She looked at me and said, "Believe in Yourself". It was used as the theme of her benefit and has become her motto to live by.
Diagnosis: T-Cell NH Lymphoma Owen A. Location: Fond du lac, WI, US Age: 10 Owen was diagnosed with T-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in August 2008 and our entire family's lives changed forever---as did many people who know us. He is currently going through a treatment protocol that includes 108 weeks of treatment, which will continue until about September of this year.
Diagnosis: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Hayley C. Location: Eau Claire, WI, US Age: 7 Hayley was diagnosed at age 1 1/2 during an MRI to rule out certain developmental disabilities. She was not sitting upright unassisted, nor walking (as well as other delays) which indicated that something was not right. A tumor was found in her brain. This past April (2009) we received the best news! Her tumor was gone!
I was 16 when I was diagnosed. I received 8 treatments and now I am 20 and going to the doctor every 6 months. I like to play guitar and watch movies. I am a big fan of Dukes of Hazzard. In June of 2006 I went to Dukefest in Tennessee and met at the original cast. Diagnosis Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Travis J Davis Location: Abbotsford, WI, US Age: 20 .
Diagnosis: Neuroblastoma Brittany C. Location: Green Bay, WI, US Brittany was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 4 1/2. She relapsed three times and went through chemo, radiation, surgeries, stem cell harvest, stem cell transplant, and antibody treatments. She continued to fight this beast and tried to lead a normal life as an active teenager.
We were devastated when Ida was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 just after her first birthday. Hepatoblastoma is a liver cancer that is mostly diagnosed in children age 3 and under. We didnt even know that kids could get liver cancer. In North America, only 100 kids are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. Diagnosis: Hepatoblastoma Ida D. Location: Beaver Dam, WI, US Age: 5
Ethan is a 4 year-old boy who has been blessed in his little life so far. He battled brain cancer for a year and now, almost 2 years later, everything is still stable! Praising God for His protection! Diagnosis: Brain or Spinal Cord Tumor Ethan W. Location: Marinette, WI, US Age: 4
Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Amelia G. Location: Green Bay, WI, US Age: 6 Through it all Amelia has had a smile that is contagious, with her dimples shining through. Amelia had adjusted to her new life, knowing all her medications; which ones tasted yucky and which ones were okay. She even had her own "medicine dance" she did to make it more fun.
St. Baldrick's has been covered in publications such as USA Today , The New York Times , Los Angeles Times , Family Circle and the Washington Post , and in hundreds of other media outlets across the nation from Good Morning America, CNN, The Early Show, FOX & Friends and Access Hollywood and from the Seattle Times to the Palm Beach Post .
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