"Go Green" Against Cancer with St. Baldrick's at UVA
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"Go Green" Against Cancer with St. Baldrick's at UVA

No, shaving your head is not a requirement.

"Go Green" Against Cancer with St. Baldrick's at UVA

It's almost the time of year again for the St. Baldrick's annual Shave-a-thon at The Biltmore. 

What is St. Baldrick's, you ask?  It is a volunteer-based organization with the goal of raising funds toward childhood cancer research.

Having a chapter at the University of Virginia, one may have seen or know someone participating in this annual event through volunteering or raising funds as a "shavee." That being said, it is important to stress that shaving one's head is not necessary in order to help fight cancer with St. Baldrick's. 

Getting involved with St. Baldrick's is actually very easy. Simply visit this link and click "Join Us" in order to register as a volunteer or shavee. Whether choosing to shave or not, one can make a difference by sharing their own page with family and friends in order to bring in donations and spread awareness of this worthy cause. 

As of today, The St. Baldrick's Foundation chapter at UVA has raised $7,087 for childhood cancer research this school year. There are currently a total of 32 active participants, but there is still time to help reach the modest goal of $50,000 by March 19. 

C'mon, Wahoos! Let's come together and work towards a cancer-free society!

To learn more about the St. Baldrick's Foundation at UVA, visit their Facebook page and website!

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