North Dakota St. Baldrick’s will Brave the Shave in 2012

St. Baldrick'sIn North Dakota, it’s hip to be bald — especially in March. That’s when people become walking billboards for the quest to find a cure for children’s cancer. As the state enters the fifth year of hosting its annual St. Baldrick’s fund-raising event, organizers are hoping to create another buzz.

Originally started by Basin Electric, the annual hair-shaving event has grown into a statewide fundraiser for pediatric cancer research and fellowships. This year’s event is cosponsored by MDU Resources Group, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), Great River Energy, Starion Financial, Kadramas, Lee & Jackson, and Basin Electric.

Since the event came to North Dakota in 2008, nearly 700 volunteers have shaved their heads in solidarity of children with cancer. In the four events Bismarck-Mandan has hosted, more than $500,000 has been raised for childhood cancer research and fellowships. Watch the video.

This year’s event will be held March 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Missouri Valley Family YMCA.

Sign up to shave, donate on someone else’s head, or keep track of your favorite team: North Dakota St. Baldrick’s event
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