St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser for pediatric cancer research

Winston-Salem: St. Baldrick’s Day Helps Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Updated: 10:27 AM EDT September 24, 2021

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AUDREY: WELCOME BACK TO “THE LOCAL VIBE.” IN THE LAST YEAR AND HALF A YEAR, DONATIONS TO SUPPORT CHILD CANCER RESEARCH HAVE DOWN DRASTIC WHILE PEOPLE COME WITH THE PANDEMIA. BUT YOU CAN HELP CHANGE THAT. THE SAINT BALDRICK’S FOUNDAONTI HAS THE 15TH ANNUAL SAINT BALDRICK’S DAY AT ARDMORE BARRBE SHOP. IT ALL HAPPENS TOMORROW, AND THERE ARE MANY WAYS WE CAN GET INVOLVED. I WANT AMY CREASON AND DR. TOM MCLEAN. AMY ORGANIZING THE EVENT AND DR. MCLEAN IS A PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGIST AND ONCOLOGIST AT BRENNER CHILDRE’S HOSPIT.AL THANK YOU AMY, THIS EVENT IS 15 YEARS ROUND. JUST GREAT TO SEE IT. IF PEOPLE ARE NOT TRUSTED THERE, TELL US WHAT HAPPENS EACH YEAR. AMY: THIS IS OUR 15TH YEAR, AND NORMALLY WE HAVE THIS EVENT IN DOWNTOWN, AND DUE TO THE PANDEMIC WE DECIDE THAT WE SHARE IT MORE THAT THEY SHARE. WE SHAVE. THAT IS WHAT WE DO. WE HAVE MULTIPLE PEOPLE SIGN UP EACH YEAR AND THEY GET OLD FOR THE CAUSE. THEY RAISE SO MUCH MONEY, STEP ONTO THE HAIRDRESSING CHAIR AND FORM THEIR HEADS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE CHILDREN WHO LOSE HAIR TO CHEMOTHERAPY EVERY YEAR. AUDREY: ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED, right? YOU WANT PEOPLE TO STAND OUT AND SUPPORT EVEN IF THEY DON’T SHAVE THEIR HEAD? AMY: YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD ALTHOUGH IT’S FUN. Dr. MCANLE HAS DEON FOR SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD. YOU CAN DONATE. THAT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO GET INVOLVED. WE ALSO HAVE A SILENT AUCTION. THERE’S A LOT OF GREAT ITEMS DONATED BY EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY SO YOU CAN ALSO BID ON OUR SILENT SAFETY ITEMS. ALL THAT MONEY GOES TO OUR EVENT. YOU CAN VOLUNTEER. THE EVENTS I WILL BE TOMORROW SO IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER CALL ME QUICKLY AND YOU CAN ALSO BECOME VOLUNTEER. AUDREY: Dr. MCLEAN, TELL M WHAT THIS MEANS TO OUR COMMUNITY AND THE PATIENTS YOU WORK WITH. NOT JUST AS FUNDS, IT ALSO SUPPORTS. Dr. MCLE: THANK YOU. I WANT TO THANK AMY AND HER TEAM FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT. AGAIN, FOR THE 15TH YEAR. AND ALSO FOR WXII TO HAVE US TODAY. I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME. THE PANDEMIC HAS NOT DELAYED CANCER. CHILDREN STILL GET CANCER AND WE TREAT THEM. ETH GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY. WHEN I WAS BORN IN THE 60’S, IF YOU WERE A CHILD WITH CANCER, THE PROGNOSIS WAS BAD. TODAY WE CURE ABOUT FOUR OUT OF FIVE CHILDREN WITH CANCER. THE REASON WHY WE HAD TO DO THAT IS THROUGH RESEARCH. RESEARCH FORGET MONEY, AND THIS MONEY GOES TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. EVERY DOLLAR DONATE IS WELL SENT FOR THE ROLE OF CURING CHILD CANCER. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT ETH MONEY ALTHOUGH SAINT BALDRICK’S IS A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, MONEY COMES BACK TO US LOCALLY IN THE RMFO OF GRANTS. AUDREY: I WANT YOU BOTH QUICK RESPONSE TO HOW THIS EVENT — IT’S SUCH A TESTAMENT FOR EVERYONE BATTLEING TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE. WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THE CHILDREN? MAYBE CHILDREN WHO HAVE HAD CANCER OR SURVIVE. HOW DOES THIS EVENT HELP TO INSPIRE THEM TO KE FEPIGHTING? J: AM Dr. MCLEAN KNOWS THAT FIRST, BECAUSE HIS TMEA, THE BRENNER POLITICS, COMES EVERY YEAR. THEY BRING A NUMBER OF PATIENTS WITH THEY ARE ACTIVELY PAID – INTO ACTIVE TREATMENT AND SHAVE THEIR HEADS. TO SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACE WHEN THEY GET THEIR MEDICAL HEADS FORMED, THIS IS THE BEST PART OF THE DAY. IT IS REALLY HOME ABOUT WHY WE DO EVERYTHING WE DO. Dr. MCLEAN: THAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENT WITHOUT QUESTION. IT IS JUST AT FINNEGANSAK WE BUT WITH THE PANDEMIC IT IS LIMITED. THOSE PATIENTS SHAVE OUR HEADS IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENTS AND IT BRINGS A SMILE ON THE FACE. PEOPLE OPEN THEIR WALLETS. I AM ALWAYS HUMBLE I THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE WHO GIVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS AND PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE SAME ANCIENT TRICKS. WE ARE VERY THANKFUL. AUDR:EY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME SERVING OUR COMMUNITY. PEOPLE JOIN HIM, TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION AND DONATE ON MESA ALDRICH’S.ORG — SAINT ALDRICH’S.OR

Winston-Salem: St. Baldrick’s Day Helps Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Updated: 10:27 AM EDT September 24, 2021

An event is coming Saturday to help pediatric cancer patients.St. Baldrick’s Day raises money each year for childhood cancer research. During the event, participants show their support by shaving their heads, volunteering and donating to charity. Amy Creason, the event organizer, and Dr. Thomas McLean, a pediatric oncologist and hematologist at Brenner Children’s Hospital, joined Audrey Biesk on “The Local Vibe” to talk about the impact of the event and how to get involved. Click on the video player above to watch the full interview.

Saturday there is an event to help pediatric cancer patients.

St. Baldrick’s Day raises money each year for childhood cancer research. During the event, participants show their support by shaving their heads, volunteering and donating to charity.

Amy Creason, the event organizer, and Dr. Thomas McLean, a pediatric oncologist and hematologist at Brenner Children’s Hospital, joined Audrey Biesk on “The Local Vibe” to talk about the impact of the event and how you can get involved.

Click on the video player above to watch the full interview.

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