St. Baldrick's Childhood Cancer Fundraisers in Meredith, Gilford (278) Kicks Off 2013

MEREDITH — The 9th Annual St. Baldrick's "Shaving to Conquer Kids Cancer" fund raising event is in full swing and accepting shaves, and donors who wish to be a "Hero to Kids with Cancer."
The Studio At Meredith Bay, located on 44 Railroad Ave in Meredith, has offered to kick-start fundraising on May 18 with a Zumba class at 9 a.m., a Yoga class at 10:30 a.m., chair massages and more. Classes are $10 per person per class, with all profit going toward the 2013 total.
The mission of the St. Baldrick's Foundation is to raise awareness and funds to cure kids' cancer by supporting research and fellowships. The St. Baldrick's Foundation organizes head shaving events that raise money to support cancer research.
Locally the 8 events held in the Lakes Region have raised $354,973.30. In partnership with the Save Giovanni Foundation and DKMS Americas over 150 people have been registered to the National Bone Marrow Registry as well as donating over 800 inches of hair to Locks of Love.
Over 100 people had their heads shaved last year and St. Baldrick's is inviting people to have their heads shaved for a good cause on June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. In addition to the "shaving of the heads" participants can enjoy music and pancakes as well as a silent auction.
To become a shavee, sponsor of a shavee, be a barber, volunteer, or become a corporate sponsor visit click "find event", type Gilford, NH, and follow on-screen instructions to register.
Locally more information can be obtained by calling 603-455-8915.