St. Baldrick’s Foundation

We all know someone who’s life has been touched by cancer in one way or another.

Hoboken Councilman Michael Cricco sent me this fund-raising note from his friend Brenda Sherman, who shaved her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in order to help raise money for childhood cancer research. All donations are appreciated, no matter how big or small.

See what she has to say below:

baldricks - St. Baldrick's FoundationI’m shaving my head. Yes, I did say shave my head! I have recently registered to go under the clippers during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick’s has raised more than $20 million and grown into the world’s largest fundraising event for childhood cancer. Worldwide 160,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year and despite tremendous progress, cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada.

St. Baldrick’s research grants help fill crucial funding gaps at medical institutions where children are treated for cancer, ensuring the finest care for every child. In 2006, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation granted over $4 million to a network of 230 institutions who work together to develop the most advanced treatment techniques. The foundation also granted more than $1 million to other hospitals for research fellowships and projects to cure childhood cancer.

While battling cancer, children lose not only their hair but years of their childhood, and sometimes their lives. In comparison to their struggle, shaving my head is a small sacrifice, and the money raised will make a difference for children with cancer now and in the future.

So, I am asking you to help me raise as much money as I can for the foundation – both to justify this crazy decision, and to fund as much research as possible! No amount is too big or too small – every gift will be appreciated. Please help me reach my goal of $5000.00 by March 3, 2006.

To donate online, visit, click on “Donate” and search for me by filling in my first and last name under “Find a Participant.” Then click on my picture and complete the donation transaction. You can also donate over the phone by calling 888-899-BALD, give them my name and ID #S-3394. I will also be collecting cash pledges in person and checks payable to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which can be forwarded to my home address: 10 Vine Street, Nutley, NJ 07110.

I hope you will join me at the Franklin Steakhouse and Tavern, 522 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, NJ on March 3, 2006 at following the Nutley Irish American Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (approximately 3:00 p.m.) to watch as I help Shave the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!

Thank you! Brenda C. Sherman

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