Every year the Residence Hall Association puts on a huge program fundraiser commonly known as St. Baldricks. St. Baldrick’s is an organization that hosts fundraisers for childhood cancer research.
Their statement as to why they exist: “The realities of childhood cancer worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease- more than AIDS, Asthma, Cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.
With those facts in your head it is definitely an obvious reason as to why RHA would host a fundraiser here at Western Oregon University. As of right now there are 24 shavees who are shaving their heads and four of them are female. The fundraising goal that RHA is going for 6,000 dollars. The day of the event is March 15th which is Friday of dead week. The event will be taking place from 11am to 3pm in the Willamette room of the Werner University Center.
This year RHA has also decided to honor a child who has Acute Lymphatic Leukemia. This young girls name is Faith, she is six years old and she lives in Forrest Grove, Oregon. If you are interested in getting involved in the fundraiser you can either join online to become a shavee or donate money to the cause. You can do this by going to stbaldricks.org/events/WOURHA or if you want to get involved in another fashion you can contact the lead organizer (Amanda Summers) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t be afraid to get involved and help in any way that you can! Help fight childhood cancer!
By Amanda Summers