We’re Josh and Justin and we’re second-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine who are organizing a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event this weekend in conjunction with Texas Children’s Hospital.
St. Baldrick’s hosts head-shaving events throughout the country to bring together communities to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. Researchers at BCM and Texas Children’s Cancer Center receive funding from St. Baldrick’s for the great work that they do, so it felt natural to us to work with St. Baldrick’s to host a head-shaving event in the Texas Medical Center.
Not only are we helping organize the event, but we’re also both shaving our heads this Saturday. We’re both a little nervous but also very excited to take part.
We want to bring more awareness to childhood cancer so that more research dollars can go to helping these children who have so much ahead of them. We’re hoping this becomes an annual event, so help us spread the word!
If you’d like to take part or help us raise funds for St. Baldrick’s, visit our page on the St. Baldrick’s website.
Shaving your head may seem like a major sacrifice, but when you think about the future lives saved and the chance to change the course of pediatric cancer, it really is a small gesture for such an amazing cause.
Join us this Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Texas Children’s Hospital Clinical Care Center, 6791 Fannin Street, 16th floor.
-Josh Adams and Justin Badal