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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

CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

This weeks featured nonprofit is CJ’s Thumbs up Foundation

We are CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation (CJSTUF) and our mission is to provide assistance to families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. We started CJSTUF in 2009 after my daughter, Charlotte Jennie, was diagnosed with a large brain tumor. She passed away on January 7, 2010. We provide $500 Financial Assistance Grants, meals for the families at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and Ronald McDonald House, and emergency bill-pay up to $300. “Every Day is a Bonus”- Roger Reynolds Director of Programs & Co-Founder

CJSTUF has two major events coming up. On February 13th, the 5th Annual Thumbs Up Ball will commence at the Reveille Methodist Church located 4200 Cary Street, Richmond Va 23221 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm

What is the Thumbs Up Ball? 

It’s a family event for all ages!thumbnail logo

  • Live music
  • Family friendly food
  • Pizza from Pepicelli’s
  • Cakes by Kelly
  • Crafts
  • Dancers, Princess Entertainers, & more!
  • Silent Auction and Raffle with items for every budget

Admission is $10 per person (kids under three are FREE) and includes all food and activities.

Tickets are available now through this link

Silent auction items, raffle tickets, and family photos are available at the event for additional $$. Cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted at the event.


 

On April 9th, from 8:30am – 12:30pm you can join TeamCJ benefiting CJSTUF for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k at Broad St. & Harrison St.

Cost ranges from $30-$55(adult) and $20-$45(youth) but you must hurry as spots are filling up quick!

30,000 participants will fill the streets and keep you entertained with costumes, Spirit Groups, live music and more with an awesome post-race party. It’s sure to be an event that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Once you’re registered, contact Michelle@cjstuf.org to receive tips on driving pledges and donations to CJSTUF in honor of your efforts.

For more information on CJSTUF, these events, and others coming up, visit www.cjstuf.org

St Baldricks Event 3/12/2016

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 @ vtkev02@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