South Orange, N.J. - For the first time at Seton Hall University, Seton Hall Athletics will be partnering with the St. Baldrick's Foundation. This foundation encourages people to voluntarily have their head shaved to recognize children suffering from pediatric cancer. Additionally, this cause accepts all monetary donations to raise money for research and childhood cancer awareness. The St. Baldrick's Foundation's signature head-shaving event will be taking place on the campus of Seton Hall University on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 4:00pm on Owen T. Carroll Field.
St. Baldrick's continues to partner with numerous schools and universities throughout the country working to grow the BaseBald campaign, which encourages baseball teams specifically to have their heads shaved in solidarity with childhood cancer patients. Every member of the Seton Hall University's Baseball team has pledged to get involved and to shave their heads to honor kids fighting pediatric cancer.
Along with the Seton Hall Baseball team, other Seton Hall University athletes, coaches, administrators, and staff members will be participating in this event. This event is open to anyone, and for more information on how to volunteer, sign up to have your head shaved, or to make a monetary donation, please visit www.stbaldricks.com/events/setonhall, or contact Kelly O'Neil, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 275-2233.
St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research. Since 2000, more than 240,000 volunteers -- including over 24,000 women -- have shaved in solidarity with children with cancer at events in dozens of countries and all U.S. states. Thanks to generous friends and family, these shavees have raised over $146 million for life-saving research.
Over 160,000 Kids are diagnosed with cancer each year, worldwide. Join the Seton Hall Athletics family on Saturday, October 13th and help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.