Shakey’s Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
By Traci Shirk and Elizabeth Huesca
August 29, 2013 • 2,790 views
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research will host a pre-event fundraiser at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor in El Monte on Thursday, August 29 between 5 -9 p.m. For each customer that mentions the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Shakey’s will donate 15 percent of (net) food and non-alcoholic beverage sales to benefit St. Baldrick’s and support lifesaving childhood cancer research.
This fundraiser is being held in advance of a St. Baldrick’s signature head-shaving event which will take place on Saturday, September 28 at the Haven Gastropub in Pasadena where more than 15 brave volunteers will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for research. Funds donated by Shakey’s will help bring the event one step closer to reaching its $10,000 goal.
Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $125 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.