This will be a free, family-friendly event. Activities will include playing on inflatables, shavees shaving their heads for charity, purchasing St. Baldrick's souvenirs, enjoying a delicious bite to eat and -- most importantly -- raising funds for childhood cancer research. The Krafty's Burgers & Brews St. Baldrick's Fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 11 from 2:00-6:00 pm, at 1177 Timber Drive East in Garner, NC.
Krafty's Burgers and Brews will host this event to raise money for life-saving children's cancer research through The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and it remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. With only four percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, The St. Baldrick's Foundation grant funds are critical to continue the battle against childhood cancer.
From 2007 to 2013, over 2,700 men, woman and children shaved their heads at Raleigh Napper Tandy's, raising over $1.6 million for The St. Baldrick's Foundation. The Napper Tandy's event ranked in the top ten of the St. Baldrick's events worldwide.
We continue to honor Eve Griffith, age 9, as our Honored Kid. Eve was diagnosed at age two with Wilms tumor, a type of pediatric kidney cancer that is often fatal, and treated at Duke's pediatric hematology-oncology unit. She currently has no evidence of the disease.
Krafty's Burgers & Brews is located in the White Oak Shopping Center, providing ample free parking in front and behind the venue.