February 14, 2012 5:45 AM
Every year, Tulane medical students organize a St. Baldrick’s Day event in which students and other participants shave their heads to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation helps Tulane doctors, nurses and support staff treat their patients’ disease and walk with them, hand-in-hand, through the arduous process of dealing with cancer.
“I could not do what I’m doing here, for the kids that come here, without St. Baldrick’s,” says Dr. Tammuella Singleton, chief of pediatric hematology-oncology at the Tulane School of Medicine. “Dollar for dollar, penny for penny, you can see [the impact].”
In this video, two doctors with the pediatric hematology-oncology section discuss what St. Baldrick’s events do for patients and healthcare providers.
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