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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research, announces the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s 46 Mommas: Shave for the Brave event taking place in Boston, Massachusetts at The Prudential Center on Sunday, July 27th. The team, representing the reality that on average 46 families each weekday receive the news that their child has cancer, is on a mission to raise awareness and funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research. The 46 Mommas team was created in 2010 with a goal of raising $1 million for pediatric cancer research, and is proud to have exceeded that goal, having raised more than $1.4 million to date.
The 46 Mommas all have ties to a child with cancer. This year, the team’s efforts have reached far and wide as mothers of all ages from nearly 20 states and Canada have volunteered to trek to Massachusetts and shave their heads to show that childhood cancer knows no borders.
Joining this year’s team is Elizabeth Tilton from Detroit, whose personal connection to cancer has inspired her to join the 46 Mommas and raise funds and awareness to Conquer Kids’ Cancer. Elizabeth is available for interviews before and after her shave in Boston. Her two-year-old son, Kellan, was born with a large tumor in his spine and abdomen which was diagnosed to be neuroblastoma, stage 3 with secondary paralysis. After six months of battling cancer, Kellan was deemed No Evidence of Disease, and he hasn’t been treated since.