HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Pediatric Medicine Society of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is hosting a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on March 16, from 4-8 p.m. at the Mary Mars Gymnasium on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.
The community is invited to attend event which will include delicious food from the LMU-DCOM BBQ Club as well as games and activities for all ages. A total of 19 students have signed-up to shave their heads and six have signed up to donate their hair in support of conquering childhood cancer. The students have raised a total of $7,158 thus far. The public is invited to participate, however shaving is not required and donations will be accepted.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds childhood cancer research. The organization annually grants more funding in childhood cancer research than any organization except the U.S. government. Because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, “shavees” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation show their support by shaving their heads voluntarily, and inspiring friends and family to donate money to support childhood cancer research.
St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2013, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. By participating in one of these events, it will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.