JCI Atlanta Podcast

JCI Atlanta Podcast

Junior Chamber International Atlanta is an organization of young professionals with the purpose of training the young leaders of tomorrow. This podcast features speeches from many of Atlanta's top executives and entrepreneurs.

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Channel: Business

St. Baldrick's Day Fundraiser: Mike DiLonardo, JCI Atlanta Interview By Trevor McCandless

by jciatlanta, April 4, 2007 - 5:39pm

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Update: March 17th, 2007
JCI Atlanta raised over $160,000 in 2007 for St. Baldrick's Day

The St. Baldrick's Foundation and the Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce have issued a lofty challenge to everyone who wants to help Conquer Kids' Cancer: Be a hero for children with cancer by raising funds for research at St. Baldrick's in Atlanta!

For the fourth consecutive year, Michael DiLonardo and the Atlanta
Junior Chamber of Commerce will host an event. In the past three years, the event raised more than $167,000 and over 70 heads have been shaved. To sign up, sponsor someone or learn more, please visit: JCI Atlanta St. Baldrick's Day Webpage

Since its inception in 2000, St. Baldrick's has raised more than $20 million for the cause! Worldwide, 160,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year and despite tremendous progress, cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada.

St. Baldrick's began as a challenge among friends and has grown into the world's largest fundraising event for childhood cancer. Because treatment typically given to youngsters causes their hair to fall out, volunteers are recruited to have their heads shaved in public in return for pledges of financial support.

Participants find that shaving their head is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure, and want to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer now and in the future.

About the St. Baldrick's Foundation

The mission of the St. Baldrick's Foundation is to raise awareness and funds to cure kids' cancer by supporting cancer research and fellowships.

St. Baldrick's began in 2000, when three reinsurance executives from New York City turned their annual St. Patrick's Day party into a fundraiser, shaving their heads in an act of solidarity for children with cancer. Therefore, the name St. Baldrick's is a fusion of "St. Patrick's Day" and "bald," as the original head-shaving event took place on St. Patrick's Day.

One hundred percent of the St. Baldrick's Foundation's donations are generated by St. Baldrick's shavees, organizers, volunteers, staff and board members. Unlike many other charities, the St. Baldrick's Foundation does not receive government grants and does not raise money through mass mailings or telemarketing.

St. Baldrick's Foundation research grants help fill crucial funding gaps at medical institutions nationwide where children are treated for cancer. In 2006, the St. Baldrick's Foundation granted over $4 million to a network of 230 institutions that work together to develop the most advanced treatment techniques. The Foundation also granted more than $1 million to other hospitals for research fellowships and projects to cure childhood cancer.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is an independent, IRS approved, 501(c)(3) organization, Federal ID # 20-1173824. The foundation's audited financial statements, IRS 990 and annual report are downloadable from their Website, www.StBaldricks.org.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation adheres to the highest standards established by charity rating agencies. You can learn more about the St. Baldrick's Foundation by visiting www.StBaldricks.org or calling 888-899-BALD.

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Tags: Atlanta Jaycees, Childhood Cancer Research, JCI Atlanta, St. Baldrick's Day, Young Professionals