Benefit for Childhood Cancer Research Today in Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa's beer emporium, Loosa Brews is hosting a fundraiser today to benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation.
St. Baldrick's Foundation is an organization that encourages people to shave their heads in solidarity with children who often lose their hair due to treatment for cancer. It's amazing to think that only 4% of Federal funding is allotted to childhood cancer research. That's why supporting organizations like St. Baldrick's Foundation is so very important.
Northport resident Steven Ericson has been involved for around 5 years now. On his fundraising page he wrote,
For the fifth time, I'm shaving my head to raise money for childhood cancer research! Did you know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So I decided to do something about it by raising money for cures. I got involved because my cousin's then 14-year-old son was diagnosed with ALL, and while Riley is now cancer free I have continued my commitment to help other children. Now I need your help! Will you make a donation? Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.
A portion of the sales from all beer sold at Loosa Brews tonight will go to St. Baldrick's and Ericson will be on-hand accepting additional donations as well as telling supporters about this life changing organization. If you're unable to make it, you can make a donation online by clicking here.
- St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser
- Loosa Brews, 412 20th Avenue in Tuscaloosa
- Wednesday, March 8th from 5-8 pm
Take a moment to watch the video below and learn more about exactly what St. Baldrick's does.