Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, founded in 2000, raises money through the world’s largest fundraising event for childhood cancer research.

Last year, NetApp organised the inaugural St. Baldrick’s event in Singapore and 9 NetApp volunteers shaved their head and raised over US$80,000.

This year, the Foundation has teamed up with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. This means that our contribution for the upcoming NetApp Singapore St. Baldrick’s event, as well as proceeds from last year’s effort, will go towards funding cancer research for children in Singapore.

I was one of the “shavees” last year. Amazingly, I liked the "after" look and have kept my head relatively bald since then. I guess shaving whatever that's left on my head to raise funds this year might not be such an interesting thing to do. Thus, I thought I would do something a little crazy in the hope of raising much needed funds for childhood cancer research.

So, I aim to raise US$20,000 by getting a permanent tattoo of the St. Baldrick's logo inked on my body during the event starting 6 pm on 24 March at Harry's @ Millenia, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-75A, Millenia Walk, Singapore.

Please support me and the Foundation, and donate generously on-line here before 24 March.

Thank you in advance.

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