NORWICH – In a continuing effort to advance childhood cancer research, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is making its way to Norwich for a ninth year of fundraising. The event is set to take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, at Park Place Restaurant and Lounge.
Each year, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser brings in people from all over the county who hope to make a difference in combating the realities of childhood cancer, leaving behind good memories, a sense of pride for participants, and – of course – dozens of freshly-shaven heads. This year promises to be no different, said event organizer A. Jones, whose involvement with St. Baldrick’s has become a cherished custom between him and his nine-year-old son, Tyler.
“There are a lot of organizations out there that do things for other types of cancer. This is the second largest organization that provides childhood cancer research funds, only behind the federal government,” he said, noting the tremendous importance of continuing cancer research. “If we were to find a cure for childhood cancer, we’re one step to helping everyone, regardless of age.”