Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Baldrick's

We wanted to share with you a really neat opportunity that is coming up for us to help in the efforts of raising money for childhood cancer research. It's called St. Baldricks! It happens once a year, on St. Patricks Day and it's a day where thousands shave their heads for donations. The St. Baldricks Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. Government. What started as a challenge between friends has turned into a worldwide fundraiser and we're excited to be a part of it! Many of our doctors get involved in this event. The picture in my last post of Dr. B. and Dr. W., both shave their heads each year and raise money. This event takes place all over the world and we will be going to a restaurant in Cleveland with our team. Jim will be shaving his head (he's let it grow some b/c he normally shaves his head anyways :)) so if you'd like to make a donation to our team (he is on a team with a group of people from Abbey's hospital) or find out more information about the event, then click on the link below.

The pictures above are of Abbey just one short year ago. It's amazing to me that we actually went through that with our precious daughter and survived it. We are so thankful for fundraisers like this so they can find cures for childhood leukemia and the many other devastating forms of childhood cancer that effect so many children.

Thank you for continuing to love our Abbey and our family :)!


Cindy Bailey said...

Shelley, thanks for bringing St. Baldrick's to our attention. It's such a great opportunity to show support and to donate to a very worthy cause. It's awesome to see just how far Abbey has come over the last year. God Bless!~

Beth said...

It is amazing how much has changed in one year!!