Across the globe, over 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Here in the United States, the percentage is one in every 300 children.
With that in mind, St. Baldricks is returning March 14 and 15 to raise money for childhood cancer research.
Organizer Travis Hitt was a Newsmaker guest Thursday:
Fellow Newsmaker guest Joy Morgan says an auction will be held March 14 after it was held two years ago but not last year. Items are being solicited at this time. Once again, the head-shaving will take place after the St. Patrick's Day parade March 15 at J-Mo's.
Hitt says St. Baldricks is the second-biggest contributor to childhood cancer research after the federal government, producing over $127 million in research grants.
KVOE's Scott Hayes and Chuck Samples are once again challenging each other to see who brings in the most donations. The winner will once again shave the loser's head. To donate for KVOE's head-to-head challenge, call 342-1400 and let us know which on-air personality should get the money. For more information, call Hitt at 757-8081 or Morgan at 757-8253. Also go online to www.stbaldricks.org.