The Murfreesboro community will host their 10th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research on Friday, March 15th. With a goal of raising $50,000, more than 60 local volunteers have registered to shave their head to support the Foundation's mission to fund the best research to find cures and better treatments for kids with cancer.
Local pediatrician at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Dr. Jeremy Harrison, has been a supporter of St. Baldrick's since he attended his first event in 2010. After seeing the community of Atlanta come together to help find better treatment options and a cure for childhood cancers Dr. Harrison and his wife, Dawn, brought the head-shaving event to their community of Murfreesboro in 2010. Since then, the event has raised over $450,000.
One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. Those who do survive often suffer long-term effects from treatment too harsh for their developing bodies. As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, St. Baldrick's Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer.
Schedule of Friday Events:
Friday, March 13
Event will start at 4 p.m.
Head-shaving will begin at 4:30 p.m.
*Knighting Ceramony at 5:15 p.m. for those who have shaved or volunteered for the past 7 years
Event will end at 7:30 p.m.
Location of Bald in the Boro:
Lanes, Trains and Automobiles
450 Butler Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
For more information, check out the Bald in the Boro at www.baldintheboro.com.
This event would not be possible without the continued support of local sponsors - Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Lanes Trains and Automobiles, The Bee Hive Salon and The Shea Dugger Group.