Sanford hosts event to start the St. Baldrick’s buzz

Parag Kumar, MD

Parag Kumar, MD, Sanford Health.

It’s been a few months in the making, but the brave will soon be shaved.

Tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m., Sanford Health will kick off St. Baldrick’s activities.

Two Sanford pediatricians, Parag Kumar, MD, and Rafael Ocejo, MD, will brave the shave.

Joining Drs. Kumar and Ocejo will be Tom Petrik, Sanford Health Foundation vice president of development, and Vanessa Raile, Sanford Health Foundation office coordinator.

Rafael Ocejo, MD

Rafael Ocejo, MD, Sanford Health.

You can click on their photos in this post if you’d like to donate on their head!

The remaining Sanford St. Baldrick’s Team, Amber’s Baldies, will have their heads shaved at the flagship event at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA, Bismarck, on March 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Amber’s Baldies is named for Amber Des Roches, who lost her battle with leukemia in 2007 at the age of 15, and who was the inspiration and drive behind Amber’s Dream, the transformation of the Sanford Children’s Hospital.

Tom Petrik

Tom Petrik, Sanford Health.

You can read more about Amber’s Dream here: Amber’s Dream – the transformation of the Sanford Children’s Hospital

Prior to becoming a part of Sanford Health, Medcenter One started its partnership with Basin Electric and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in 2008 to bring awareness to two good causes: delivery of quality of care to young patients and pediatric cancer.

Sanford is proud to build on this legacy by increasing its support of St. Baldrick’s.

Vanessa Raile

Vanessa Raile, Sanford Health.

WHERE TO GO
Ritterbush Auditorium, fourth floor of UND Center for Family Medicine, 701 E. Rosser Ave., Bismarck, ND.

ALSO COMING UP
Get Your Green On! Zumbathon: March 10, 1-3 p.m., Missouri Valley Family YMCA

Guns ‘n Hoses Brave the Shave: March 12, 6 p.m., Blarney Stone Irish Pub

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