46 Mommas Shave For The Brave 2011


September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and this year on September 21st at Union Station in Washington, D.C., 46 mothers from around the country will gather to shave their heads in solidarity with their children who have fought or who are currently fighting cancer. These 46 women call themselves the “46 Mommas.” Each weekday in the United States, 46 mothers are told that their child has cancer. The 46 Mommas represent all mothers who make the cancer journey with their child. Their annual teams are comprised of women from all across the United States with different backgrounds, beliefs and lifestyles but there is one thing that they all have in common and that is childhood cancer. In 2010, the inaugural team took the name 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave and established a fundraising goal of $1 million for The St. Baldrick's Foundation. Each year, a new class of 46 Mommas will be inducted into the cause to empower and engage mothers of children with cancer. Through increasing awareness of childhood cancer and raising funds for childhood cancer research by shaving their heads, it is hoped that one day this group will no longer need to exist.

46 Mommas goals are to:

  • Raise $1 million for St. Baldrick’s Foundation's childhood cancer research programs.
  • Hold an annual head shaving event, uniting cancer mommas and their families, to help raise these research funds.
  • Increase awareness of key childhood cancer issues in our local communities.
  • Advocate to increase funding, both nationally and locally, for childhood cancer specific issues.
  • Collaborate with other childhood cancer organizations to help produce a stronger, united childhood cancer community.
This year, you can join 46 Mommas for an evening you'll never forget on Wednesday September 21, 2011 at Union Station, West Main Hall, Washington, D.C. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. or you can RSVP to their event on Facebook. If you'd like, you can also make a donation on the St. Baldrick's Foundation page. You can also view pictures of the 46 Mommas Class of 2011 and donate to a specific family if you'd like. You can connect with 46 Mommas on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about this event and ways you can help. You can also view a video of last year's event, which was held in Los Angeles.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping to spread the word about our event!! Google alerts is my bff!

    It's difficult to offer a piece of your heart to something so incredibly life altering and I am grateful for the piece of yours that you have offered.

    Hair grows back. Kids don't.

    Love, love, love.....
    Mindi
    ~Momcologist

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  2. They have gotta be brave to shave!!! That is such a sweet thing to do for their kids. Bless them!!

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