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Tulane medical students ‘Go Bald’ for annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

February 5, 2014

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-862-8789
kbrannon@tulane.edu

Tulane University medical students will shave their heads en masse this Friday to stand in solidarity with children fighting cancer at the Seventh Annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser.

The event, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium lobby of Tulane Medical Center, 1415 Tulane Ave., aims to raise $40,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to cure childhood cancers. Members of the public are invited to join students in donating – or participating by having their heads shaved. Some of Tulane’s youngest oncology patients will also be on hand to help volunteer stylists lead the shearing and cheer on students.

Since 2008, Tulane medical students and staff have raised almost $300,000 for St. Baldrick’s with more than 600 heads shaved. Click here to find out more or make a donation.

Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and it remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. St. Baldrick’s grants provide institutions with resources to enable them to conduct more research and enroll more kids in ongoing clinical trials – their best hope for a cure. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, visit www.stbaldricks.org 

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