On March 13, I am going to be shaving my head to raise money for childhood cancer research. This will be my fifth time participating in an event sponsored by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. I raised $725 in 2010, $1,050 in 2012, $1,225 in 2014, and $1,250 in 2017. So far in 2020, I have raised $1,788, topping my original goal of $1,500 (but short of my new goal of $2,000).
Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer. There is a massive gap in funding between what the federal government and private organizations are offering for research grants, which St. Baldrick’s aims to fill with fundraising events throughout the country every March. Not helping matters, research grants may be defrauded, so that millions of dollars go to waste. (I had to sneak the False Claims Act in somehow; it is a whistleblower blog after all!)
If you are interested in making a donation to fight childhood cancer, please click here.