Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Team Cipriano take on St. Baldrick's Foundation

Good Day Friends,

My two oldest boys James and Michael are shaving their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research! My daughter Molly is choosing not to shave her head but she is working with the boys to advocate and help raise money.

 Did you know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So they decided to do something about it by raising money for cures. Now they need your help!

Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

James' Page: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/697111/2014

Michael's Page: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/697118/2014

Thanks for considering,

What is the 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.

What does the St. Baldrick's Foundation do?
The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. We coordinate our signature head-shaving events and other fundraisers, giving thousands of volunteers worldwide a chance to raise money to support lifesaving childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick's events are the largest volunteer-driven fundraising opportunity benefitting pediatric cancer research.

Where does the money go?
Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the St. Baldrick's 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 – including the first Pediatric Cancer Dream Team – 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, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers working in developing countries. You can learn more about our grants by visiting our Grants page.

What percentage of my money goes to research?
Of every dollar raised, 82% funds research to find a cure, 16% goes to fundraising (website, phones, postage, printing, t-shirts, office space, staff, etc.) and 2% goes to administration (accounting, distributing and monitoring grants, etc.). St. Baldrick's takes its responsibility to be efficient and good stewards of every dollar donated very seriously, and strives to put the most funding possible into the hands of researchers who can cure childhood cancers. View St. Baldrick's Expense Ratios.

How can I be sure the St. Baldrick's Foundation is a legitimate charity?
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, IRS identification number 20-1173824. It is also registered in every state that requires charitable organizations to register to raise funds. St. Baldrick's has been named an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, and our board and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and responsibility to donors and volunteers.

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