Phi Theta Psi Hosts St. Baldrick’s Foundation Head-Shaving Event to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Mar 11, 2015 | Kristi Lynch

On Thursday, March 26, the University of Dubuque chapter of Phi Theta Psi will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research.  The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Gymnasium on the University of Dubuque campus.

In 2014, Phi Theta Psi raised over $10,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and are hoping to surpass that goal in 2015.  Everyone is welcome to participate by shaving their head, or just joining in the activities as others get their heads shaved.  The event will include a silent auction with items from the Dubuque Fighting Saints, National Mississippi River Museum, Pizza Ranch, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mindframe Theaters, and much more!   

Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes.  One in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters, and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research and funding the most promising research initiatives to find cures.  As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research grants, the Foundation hosts signature head-shaving events where volunteers collect pledges and then shave their heads in solidarity with children fighting cancer. 

For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit .

If you would like to shave your head, make contributions, or volunteer in another way, please contact Nicole Toro, volunteer organizer, at 407.375.3615 or