ADVISORY, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
As part of the official kickoff for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, Bill Hogan, board member of St. Baldrick’s and president of WebHouse, Inc., will ring the Opening Bell. He will also be joined by St. Baldrick’s co-founder, Tim Kenny, along with other board members, colleagues and supporters, St. Baldrick’s researchers, as well as children and families directly affected by childhood cancer.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to funding the most promising childhood cancer research wherever it takes place. Worldwide, every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and in the U.S., one in five will not survive. Each year, thousands of volunteers and donors in communities across the country support St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events and “Do What You Want” fundraisers in an effort to raise funds and awareness to change these devastating statistics. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded 890 grants in 25 countries totaling more than $176 million.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Media Contact:
(626) 792-8247 ext. 250
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $176 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.
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