Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 23, 2018, is St. Baldrick's Day in the Grand Valley

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed Saturday, June 23, as St. Baldrick's Day in Mesa County and calls upon residents to recognize the seriousness of childhood cancers and the exemplary work of the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners John Justman, left, Jim Hamlin, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Robyn Carmine, and, Commissioner Scott McInnis.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the largest volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. The Foundation currently funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization, except the U.S. government.

St. Baldrick's Foundation members Jim Hamlin and Robyn Carmine. accept the St. Baldrick's Day proclamation in public hearing.
Each year, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide, many of whom live in our community. Enlisting the support of community members at events such as the 7th annual Grand Junction Head Shaving Event will help to raise awareness and move closer to finding cures and better treatment options for children battling this disease.

Read the full proclamation here.

To learn more about the Grand Junction event, or to get involved, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/StB.GJ/  Join St. Baldrick's at the 7th Annual Grand Junction Head Shaving Event on Saturday, June 23, at Charlie Dwellington's, 103 N. 1st St.

3-year-old Grand Junction resident, and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) survivor, Hadlee C. 

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