Tuesday, June 18, 2019

St. Baldrick's Day is June 22!

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed Saturday, June 22, 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.

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.

Mesa County Commissioners call upon residents to recognize the seriousness of childhood cancers and the exemplary work of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Pictured above from left: Commissioner Scott McInnis, Robyn Carmine, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Jim Hamlin, and Commissioner John Justman.
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 8th 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.

To learn more about the Grand Junction event, or to get involved, visit:  www.stbaldricks.org/events/gv19.

Join St. Baldrick's at the 8th Annual Grand Junction Head Shaving Event on Saturday, June 22, at Avalon Theater.

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