The annual Sitka St. Baldrick's fundraiser in support of children's cancer research is 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Elks Lodge. Volunteers shave their heads or "chop" their ponytails to raise money for children's cancer treatment.
On March 18th, Sitka will host St. Baldrick’s Day, an event that invites participants to shave their heads and raise money for pediatric cancer research. To demonstrate how it’s done, cancer survivor 6-year-old Phinneas Edwards got a buzz cut in the middle of the Assembly floor.
Valerie and Brent Edwards, and their 5-year-old Phinneas, talk about their road in fighting childhood cancer. Dr. David Vastola and Sitka VFD engineer Craig Warren say the St. Baldrick's fundraiser has played a major role in improving the prognosis for younger cancer patients. The St. Baldrick's event is this Friday, April 10, at 6:30 PM at the Sitka Elks Lodge. Learn more about St. Baldrick's here.
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