St. Baldrick’s returns this weekend

NORWICH – Local residents may notice an increase in shaved heads throughout the city, as the St. Baldrick’s Foundation returns this weekend for the sixth straight year, raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

The foundation, established in 2000 by a small group of reinsurance executives, utilizes its donations to fund more in its field than any other organization in the country, with the exception of the United States government, according to

With over $74 million raised in the past decade, the foundation challenges participants to collect monetary donations from friends, family and the community, in return for shaving their heads and becoming, according to its website, “walking billboards for childhood cancer awareness.”

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