August 14, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

St. Baldrick’s

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For the 4th straight year I’m going to get my head shaved to support St. Baldrick’s in their mission to cure childhood cancer. St. Baldrick’s is a great charity that raises money specifically for pediatric cancer research in part via events at which “shavees” raise funds via pledges that they will get their heads shaved. Children facing a cancer diagnosis not only have to deal with that reality of having cancer, but also often face side effects from their treatments such as chemo and …Read More

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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. 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 …Read More

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Last 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 …Read More

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Hi everyone, St. Baldrick’s is the top children’s cancer foundation and does amazing work for kids with cancer and their families. Their top fundraising event is a head-shaving program where people make pledges in support of a “shavee” who gets their head shaved in solidarity with kids with cancer who often lose their hair due to treatment. I’ve formed a St. Baldrick’s UC Davis School of Medicine fundraising team and I’m also a shavee myself this year. I did it last year too and was …Read More