November 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Bald heads & big smiles: St. Baldrick’s 2013 Sac Event Inspires

St. Baldrick's Team UCD SOMLast night there was a great fund-raising event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research here in Sacramento.

I was honored to captain the UC Davis School of Medicine Team (see at left). So far we have raised almost $2,500 for St. Baldrick’s. Please consider pitching in via this link.

You can help kids with cancer and it’s tax deductible.

Our team post-shave from left-to-right includes me, Ben Yuen (grad student in my lab), Adam Shellito (med student), and Nathan Vanden Berge (med student). I’m proud of these guys for taking the plunge to help kids with cancer.

It’s definitely an interesting experience getting your head shaved. I was particularly impressed with the many women there, often with very long hair, who bravely participated. Talk about heroes!

Some did double duty by helping St. Baldrick’s and donating their hair to Locks of Love, another great organization helping kids.