University of Missouri School of Medicine students are raising money for childhood cancer research this weekend.
The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Logboat Brewery on Fay Street in Columbia.
The fundraising event supports the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. At it, supporters will shave their heads as a way to show solidarity with pediatric cancer patients who have lost their hair as a result of treatment.
The Childhood Cancer Foundation says more than 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of 20.
Each year, St. Baldrick’s raises funds by hosting events throughout the world in which volunteers shave their heads.
In the last six years, MU medical students have raised more than $230,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Similar nationwide events have raised more than $200 million since the organization’s start in 2005.
You can help MU medical students raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation by clicking here.