Curing childhood cancer is our passion and St. Baldrick’s is the foundation funding the research to find a cure. Fifteen 10 Strong moms have already gone bald and raised over $115,000. 2016’s event is around the corner and we are looking for more moms to take the stage and “shave for their brave.”
It might sound ridiculous when you first think about shaving your head but our fifteen moms and thousands of others agree its the most amazing thing they’ve ever done. Its almost indescribable, its empowering and it fuels a fire deep within us. Trust us, you will not regret it.
Teneil – 2013 “Shaving my head with 10 Strong to raise money for St. Baldrick’s was,
honestly, one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only will you bond with other
moms and people who understand exactly this darkness of childhood cancer,
you may just free yourself of insecurities and claim back a little piece of control
that childhood cancer tried to steal. Shaving your head for this cause is not just about hair.
It’s about hope, strength, love and grace. Like I said….best decision ever.”
Jordan – 2013 “Being a small part of a large group of moms who came together to shave
our heads and raise money for childhood cancer research was one of the most prideful
and liberating experiences I have ever had. When your child is in treatment you feel
so helpless; you can’t take away the hurt, and can’t subside the pain, you can’t take
away the anxiety, all you can do is be present and love, love through the hurt, pain and
anxiety. Raising money and shaving my head made me feel like I was contributing
to the hopeful demise of childhood cancer. My son directly benefited from two
St. Baldricks funded trials. Although these trials couldn’t save his life, the quality of
life and the ability to prolong his life while participating in the trials make every
strand of hair and penny worth it! Can’t wait to shave again!”
Jayme – 2014 “Being asked to shave my head was a huge honor,
but not a super easy decision to make (WHAT would my head look like
and what would be hiding underneath my hair?!?) In the end though,
I knew I would forever regret not sucking it up and going for it. I am SO glad that I did.
I feel like for the first time in my life I actually DID something to be proud of.
Instead of sitting around and letting cancer do what it wanted to my son,
I fought back. Being bald was completely liberating and opened the door to
having more conversations about childhood cancer than if I had chosen to keep my hair.
It makes a difference. Not only monetarily, but for awareness as well.
PLUS- it allows the people around you that are feeling helpless to get involved as well.”
Nikki – 2014 “10 Strong is a perfect name. It takes strength
to watch your child fight this battle. Shaving my head for St Baldricks
to raise money was the best & easiest decision I’ve ever made.
You meet other people fighting the same thing you are
& understand your pain & tears. Remember hair will grow back
& the bond you build with other moms will last a lifetime.”
Misshay – 2013 & 2014 “Shane battled neuroblastoma and I had no way to
fight back against this disease. Shaving my hair to raise money was a way for me
to fight back against the disease that eventually took my child from me.
It was one of the most freeing experiences I have ever had.”
10 Strong started when ten moms joined to fundraise and shave together. While a group of moms will always take the stage to tell our story, we are excited to invite dads, siblings, aunts, uncles, nurses, friends and supporters of 10 Strong to join our team. Help us fundraise. Convince your sister to go bald with you, your mom, husband or best friend. 2016 is going to be an amazing year and we are so excited to start fundraising together. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire or sign up here on our 2016 team!!!