Mayor Young proclaims March 16-23 as St. Baldricks – Conquer Week

by scottchelf on February 28, 2013

Mayor Tony Young proclaims MARCH 16-23 as ST BALDRICK’S “Conquer” Week to Honor Children with Cancer and to fight obesity through community efforts to get active.

MAYOR TONY YOUNG joined the effort to help raise awareness and childhood cancer and obesity by proclaiming March 16-23 as St. Baldrick’s “Conquer” Week in Campbellsville/Taylor County.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.  St. Baldrick’s hosts signature head-shaving events where “shavees” collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for life-saving research.

In recognition of March 16-23′s designation as St. Baldrick’s “Conquer” Week, the following events are being offered:

  • Saturday, March 16: Cambellsville “Color to Conquer” 5K Walk/Dash in Miller Park from 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM.  Registration at the Tennis Courts. 8:30 AM start;  9:30 AM Color Splash finale (sign up online at www.colortoconquer.com.  Join our community CHALLENGE to get active by walking or running at the event and your entry benefits St. Baldrick’s). 
  • Wednesday, March 20:  Mr. Gattis – % of proceeds benefitting St. Baldrick’s
  • Saturday March 23: St. Baldrick’s “Shaving To Conquer” event at Powell Gymnasium, Campbellsville University.  Registration from 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM, and the event starts at 11:00 AM.

For additional resources on childhood cancer or to learn more about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, visit Stbaldricks.org.  The community of Campbellsville has raised over $220,000 in five years of head-shaving.  Visit www.colortoconquer.com and sign up on the Campbellsville event site.

About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. Government.  St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow.  Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure.

For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please call our local contact, Donna Wise, at 270-789-5261, or you can email her at dwise@campbellsville.edu, or you can call 1-888-899-BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

 

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