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St. Baldrick's fights children's cancer

POSTED: February 9, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy www.stbaldricks.org/

Several Memorial Health University Medical Center employees had their heads shaved at the 2011 St. Baldrick’s fundraiser in Savannah’s City Market.

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SAVANNAH — The annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving and fundraising event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah’s City Market.
Even though great strides have been made in the treatment of children’s cancers, one in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive, according to a news release from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. By taking part in the St. Baldrick’s event, volunteers can change that.
Those willing shave their heads to show support for children who often lose their hair during cancer treatment. They also raise funds to support children’s cancer research. To sign up for a head-shaving, sponsor someone who is getting their head shaved or to make a donation, go to www.stbaldricks.org/events/SavannahCityMarket.
Since its inception in 2000, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has held more than 7,000 head-shaving events worldwide, raising more than $186 million for cancer research. The pediatric hematology/oncology program at Memorial University Medical Center, along with the Children’s Oncology Group, benefit from St. Baldrick’s in the form of clinical research trials for pediatric cancer patients.
For more information about the 2014 St. Baldrick’s event, email Yael Elfassy at yelfassy@southcoastmedical.com.

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