This is your chance to step up, to make a difference in the world, and to be a hero for kids with cancer, all while making a bold statement.

Every two minutes, a child of this world is diagnosed with cancer. As a matter of fact,  more kids die from childhood cancer than from any other disease.

On March 17, 2000, the very first St. Baldrick’s event took place. The goal that year? To shave 17 heads and raise $17,000. To the surprise of everyone, that number turned into 19 shaved heads, and $104,000 donated to fund childhood cancer research. What's more is that since 2005, the St. Baldrick's Foundation has donated $234 million dollars in research grant funding.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity and through their incredible volunteer base, St. Baldrick's has been able to fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except for the United States government.

On Sunday, April 8th, Candor will host it's 8th Annual St. Baldrick's Event at the Candor Elementary School from 1pm-4pm. You're invited to join the residents of Candor and shave your head bald for kids with cancer. Not up for shaving your head? That's okay! You're still invited to stop by and cheer on all of those who will be going bald.

Candor's St. Baldrick's event is free to attend, family-friendly, and will feature several raffles, a variety of food, music, and more. Katherine and her daughter, Grace will be participating in this event and have a goal to raise $1,000 dollars to help kids with cancer, kids like Grace's little friend Brody.

Another young lady who will be shaving her head at this event is Zoey. Zoey's mission is to raise $500 for kids with cancer and if you'd like to help her reach that goal, you can donate here.

Did you know? One of the research hospitals that funds from St. Baldrick's benefits is the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a hospital that this radio station is a proud supporter of!

[via St. Baldrick's Foundation]