The New Mexico Firefighters Event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has been raising money for over a decade to help fund research to find a cure for cancers affecting children. The event features firefighters, police officers, EMTs and others throughout our community who shave their heads in solidarity to these young warriors. The original event began in Albuquerque in 2007, but has since been held in Rio Rancho since 2010. This event is celebrating its 12th anniversary and we are planning a wonderful opportunity for firefighters and the community to be involved in this critical fundraising effort. Funds raised at this event benefit local researchers in the efforts to find cures for cancers primarily affecting children. The University of New Mexico Hospital was recently awarded a substantial grant from St. Baldrick’s to help in their efforts to eradicate cancers affecting kids.
What: New Mexico Firefighters Event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
When: Sunday, March 10th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Santa Ana Star Center - 3001 Civic Center Circle Northeast, Rio Rancho
Who: Firefighters, along with others in the community, who are shaving their heads and raising money to help fund cancer research.
Here are some notable facts about our event:
- Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in the U.S.
- Every 2-minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer somewhere in the world, 1 out of every 5 diagnosed will die
- More than $253 million has been awarded in grant funding by the foundation
- Since 2007 our event has raised over $505,000!
- More than 1,358 grants have been awarded to date.
- St. Baldrick’s is the largest private organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research
The goal for this event is to raise $60,000 this year to help fund research efforts through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. We still have a ways to go in order to reach our goal. Join this St. Baldrick’s event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!