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How YOU Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer

  “The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.” – Why We Relay Approximately 4 million people from over 20 countries participate in Relay for Life in a given year. Since Relay for Life’s establishment in May 1986, nearly $5 billion has been raised towards the fight against cancer. It is with organizations like this…

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Bald is Beautiful

Spring is coming, and that means green grass, flowers, warmth, and….bald heads? That’s right, St. Baldrick’s is here again at UVa. According to their homepage, “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, healthy lives.” Children’s cancer is incredibly underfunded in America; St. Baldrick’s is an organization designed to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer throughout the nation. Different folks have different motivations for…

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St. Baldrick’s

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to fundraising for research to cure children’s cancer, visited Charlottesville this past Thursday. Since its first event in 2000, the foundation has raised more than $136 million through volunteers who shave their heads to symbolize their commitment to this cause ( This year’s event in Charlottesville raised over $85,000 with over 100 people going bald. While these numbers are impressive, it seems possible that even more people from the University community could participate in this…

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