Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dunwoody City Councilman, John Heneghan plans on being a Shavee for St. Baldricks's.

Shaving my head this upcoming Friday afternoon may seem as an unusual fund-raiser, but it is undertaken in solidarity with children with cancer, who often lose their hair during treatment.

St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family. Since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has funded 23 Fellows and 12 Scholars, helping launch brilliant new careers in childhood cancer research, and awarded over $28 million to support research at more than 230 institutions.

1 comment:

John Heneghan said...


The word doesn't apply to me for cutting my hair, I am just doing what I can to bring some attention to the cause and raise a little money. The hero's are the kids and parents who persevere though adversity, their talented and loving care givers and the brilliant researchers who may someday find cures.

They are the hero's, not me.