celebrate friends and fans – 2011

Fridays are for celebrating Stance Friends and Fans. I encourage you to visit their facebook page, website or place of business and tell Stance about your experience with their company, product or service.

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Fadó Irish Pub in Denver will host an event on Friday, March 11, for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation where nearly 300 people will have their heads shaved by stylists from Salon and Spa on the Boulevard. Those shaving their heads will be enthusiastically cheered on by crowds of friends, family, doctors, nurses, children and others who have been touched by cancer in hopes to further awareness.  

On March 17, 2000, three executives turned their industry’s St. Patrick’s Day party into a head-shaving event to benefit kids with cancer. Their 20 “shavee” recruits planned to raise $17,000, and instead, they raised over $104,000.

The movement quickly grew into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research, and today the St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization. Since 2000, more than 147,000 volunteers have shaved in solidarity with children with cancer and raised over $90 million for life-saving research, and each is a walking billboard for the cause.

A few of the kids being honored by the event: 

Preston has Stage 3A Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with cancer in his neck, top left clavicle, liver and spleen. He was treated at The Children’s Hospital and is currently in remission. He is eight years old and a hero and warrior.

Bella was one year old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She was treated at The Children’s Hospital and is currently in remission. Her treatment ends March 11, 2011. Now three years old she remains strong and is an inspiration to everyone.

Fadó Irish Pub will donate 20 percent of food sales during the event to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Get involved and either shave your head, volunteer, eat or donate, but give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Visit St. Baldrick’s Foundation website to learn how to be a shavee, support a team or donate in general.

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If you have participated or worked with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please share it here. If not, visit them today. I look forward to hearing about it and sharing your experience with other Stance Friends and Fans.

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