Before they turn 20, about one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will have cancer. Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every three minutes.
To bring attention to pediactric cancer, Bald in the Boro organizaers are asking volunteers to shave their heads and raise some money to support the most promising research in child cancer treatment.
At Bald in the Boro, teams and individuals vow to shave their heads in order to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Over the last two years, Bald in the Boro volunteers have raised more than $104,000 to support St. Baldrick's in childhood cancer research.
Murfreesboro’s third annual Bald in the Boro event is scheduled for Friday, March 15, at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot.
To find out how to become involved or to donate to the organization, go to www.baldintheboro.com.