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Keaton Raphael Memorial Celebrates Partners Who “Go Bald!” for Child Cancer in March with Northern California St. Baldrick’s Signature Events

Keaton Raphael Memorial Celebrates Partners Who “Go Bald!” for Child Cancer in March with Northern California St. Baldrick’s Signature Events

Published: Feb 18, 2015 11:11 a.m. ET

Bell Brothers Heating & Air, deVere’s Irish Pubs, the Sacramento Kings, Westfield Galleria at Roseville among leaders hosting Sacramento area head shaving events to raise funds and awareness for child cancer research

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Feb 18, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Keaton Raphael Memorial (KRM) will “rev up!” the hair clippers with multiple public events in March to raise funds and awareness for child cancer research. It’s all part of the annual, month-long St. Baldrick’s celebration, a nationwide effort comprised of events at which volunteers shave and get shaved while soliciting sponsors and contributions for support. In shaving, volunteers demonstrate compassion and solidarity with children battling cancer who must undergo chemotherapy.

Again this year, Supercuts salons are a major contributor and partner in the events with participants from more than 40 Supercuts salons providing both cash donations and volunteer shaving services. KRM will facilitate five signature St. Baldrick’s events in the Sacramento area:

March 7: Westfield Galleria at Roseville, hosted by Kellie DeMarco of KCRA, Channel 3

March 12: deVere’s Irish Pub, Davis

March 16: deVere’s Irish Pub, Sacramento

March 18: Sacramento Kings, Sleep Train Arena (Kings & Clippers Game)

March 21: Bell Brothers, Raley Field

KRM is also working with Children’s Hospital Oakland and several other event sponsors in the Sacramento area for March events. Locations and times are available at getbald.com. Proceeds from St. Baldrick’s go directly to child cancer research.

To date, Keaton Raphael Memorial alone has raised more than $1.2 million for pediatric cancer research in local hospitals, is the single largest single donor for pediatric cancer research through the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is a national leader in pediatric cancer awareness and research support.

“In bringing our mission of hope, strength and healing to these brave children and their families, growing great partnerships helps us to share the message and meet the growing needs in both research and family support,” said Teresa Hofhenke, KRM’s CEO.

Heading into 2015, KRM achieved a significant milestone last year earning $100,000 in combined grant funding for family support from the Genentech Foundation, its single-year largest grant contributor, since the 501(c)3 nonprofit was founded in 1998.

For St. Baldrick’s information, visit https://childcancer.org/events/category/signature-events.

Know a family in need? Contact KRM at (916) 784-6786 or admin@childcancer.org.

SOURCE: Keaton Raphael Memorial

Keaton Raphael Memorial
Teresa Hofhenke, 916-784-6787
teresa@childcancer.org

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