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12 Volunteers Went Bald to Support Childhood Cancer Research

ORADELL, N.J., March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- To raise money for childhood cancer research, more than 12 volunteers shaved their heads at a recent St. Baldrick's Foundation event. The event, held at Bergen Catholic High School raised more than $6,600 as part of St. Baldrick's mission to fund the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.

Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. Those who do survive often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. Donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick's to fund more than $258 million in lifesaving childhood cancer research.

Bergen Catholic has participated in this event since 2012, raising over $80,000 over the last seven years. Today, it was a combination of students and alumni who came together to fight this horrific disease.

Join the fight. You can make a difference in the war against childhood cancers by participating in a head-shaving event. Register. Fundraise. Show-up. Shave. Visit Stbaldricks.org/get-involved to learn more.

About St. Baldrick's Foundation

As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick's Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick's funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.

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SOURCE Bergen Catholic High School