July 10, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

How Baldness Helps Toward a Cure for Children’s Cancer

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

How might you celebrate?

At least in part you might consider supporting St. Baldrick’s, which is a wonderful foundation that supports research on children’s cancer.

Paul St. B

Every year they have a very cool event where supporters of the organization get their heads shaved to raise money for the cancer research. In the past St. Baldrick’s has, for example, supported my lab’s research on the role of the N-Myc protein in the most common childhood brain tumor, medulloblastoma.

This is done also in solidarity with the kids who have cancer who frequently lose their hair due to chemo or radiation.

My lab has participated in the St. Baldrick’s shaving events for 3 years now including a week ago at de Vere’s Pub in Sacramento.

You can see my bald head in the picture above.

For the last couple years I’ve been the team captain for the UC Davis School of Medicine team.

How can you help?

Please consider a donation to our team here.

Every bit helps and it is not too late to make a positive difference for the kids with cancer.

The funds all go to St. Baldrick’s to support cancer research and help the kids and their families.

Thanks

Paul