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St Baldricks "St Paddy's Palooza" March 12th @Innsbrook Pavilion

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Every 3 minutes, a child is starting the battle against cancer.

1 in 285 children will be diagnosed by the age of 20.

Even though these numbers are significantly high, the rate at which we are able to save them is increasing, from the 1950’s, when nearly every child diagnosed with cancer died. Now is the time, to push for more support by reaching out to friends,family, and co-workers about the St Paddy’s Palooza on March 12th at the Innsbrook Pavilion to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds childhood cancer research through head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives.  By getting involved, you are not only fueling research to cure cancer, you are also fueling research to improve supportive care for patients. During the battle, kids can face very uncomfortable and sometimes life-threatening side effects from treatments.

St. Baldrick’s directs the funds raised by its volunteers to the most promising and carefully selected research grants and it is their primary focus to create the largest impact on childhood cancer around the world.

Consider getting involved, we need Donations, volunteers, head shavers and Shavees. Help us get the word out about this event and together we can make an impact on the fight to #ConquerKidsCancer

Over the last 5 years, the events in Innsbrook, coordinated by local volunteer Kevin Smith, have raised over $180,000 for childhood cancer research.  The family-friendly, and free, festival plans to have live music, vendors, food trucks, Irish dancing, a petting zoo, and so much more entertainment. 

At the heart of the event is St. Baldrick‘s signature head-shaving event.  Volunteers of all ages and both sexes sign up to shave their heads in solidarity with children who typically lose their hair during cancer treatment. 
 
The volunteers help by (1) raising money for childhood cancer research and (2) by showing kids its okay to be bald

Have you heard of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation? ‪#‎RVA‬ We are looking to fill some key volunteer leadership roles -, message us, email Kevin @ yourRVAteam@gmail.com, or check out www.stbaldricks.org/events/richmond for more info

 March 12, 2016

Innsbrook Pavilion

4951 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, VA US