Bridge To A Cure Foundation Challenges Southwest Florida Heroes to “Brave the Shave” for Childhood Cancer Cures
Volunteers get bald to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Bridge To A Cure Foundation, a national childhood cancer non-proﬁt based in Fort Myers, Florida, announces its ﬁrst ever “Brave the Shave” head-shave challenge. “Brave the Shave” is set for St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17th from 2-6 p.m. at Bell Tower Shops on Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.
During the event, volunteers who have enlisted donations from friends and family will bravely receive a head or beard shave from licensed barbers in solidarity with the courageous children ﬁghting cancer across the community. Those unable to participate in the head-shave fundraiser can raise funds in another way or donate to the Bridge To A Cure “Brave the Shave” fundraiser online. In addition to providing the venue, Bell Tower Shops is sponsoring family-friendly entertainment, kids’ activities, and festive St. Patrick’s Day music.
Proceeds from “Brave the Shave” beneﬁt St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the nation’s largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants. “Brave the Shave” fundraising partners include the Fort Myers Fire Department, South Trail Fire & Rescue, Lee County Sheriﬀ’s Department, Crowther Rooﬁng, and other individuals. The Bell Tower Shops, Beasley Broadcasting, ABC-7 News, SportClips, and Rivet Brands sponsor.
“Cancer took my amazing six-year-old granddaughter Clara in 2017,” explains Bridge To A Cure Foundation president Robert Martin. “We’re determined to raise funds for our childhood cancer coalition partner St. Baldrick’s, the largest nongovernment funder of childhood cancer research. They provide grants for peer-reviewed, innovative research projects by the brightest medical minds. When people participate in our Brave the Shave initiative, they’re helping to accelerate better treatments and cures for our nation’s most vulnerable patients.”
To sign up as a fundraising partner, sponsor, volunteer, or make a donation, visit stbaldricks.org/events/bravetheshave2023.
About the Foundation Partners
Bridge To A Cure Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, raises funds to unify and transform childhood cancer research with a goal to reduce childhood cancer deaths 50% by 2030. Dedicated to healthier, happier kids, the nonproﬁt’s action plan connects the people, information, and resources needed to accelerate life-saving cures for childhood cancer. For more information, visit BridgeToACure.org.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants, is on a mission to Conquer Kids’ Cancer by supporting the most promising research to ﬁnd cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. St. Baldrick’s ensures that children ﬁghting cancer now — and those diagnosed in the future — have access to the most cutting-edge treatment by supporting every stage of research, from new ideas in the lab, to training the next generation of researchers, to lifesaving clinical trials. Visit StBaldricks.org and help #ConquerKidsCancer.