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CLINTON, Iowa, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University hosted a head-shaving event for the St. Baldrick's Foundation on Wednesday, March 28. Six Ashford University employees joined community members and had their heads shaved to promote awareness and raise funds for childhood cancer research.
The donations raised at the volunteer-organized head-shaving event will fund grants for research in critical focus areas, including survivorship and supportive care. The Clinton community came together to support the participants who volunteered in honor of infants, children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with cancer. Family, friends, and coworkers watched and cheered as participants gave up their hair for a good cause.
"We are honored to once again host a head-shaving event for the St. Baldrick's Foundation," said Charlie Minnick, president of the Ashford University Clinton Campus. "Ashford University is pleased to help raise awareness and funds for such a great cause, and we are humbled to know that our support helps in the fight against childhood cancer."
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered organization dedicated to funding research to find cures for childhood cancer. To learn more about the St. Baldrick's Foundation, please visit https://www.stbaldricks.org.
About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that's Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor's, and master's degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, or www.twitter.com/AshfordU.
About St. Baldrick's Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick's Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick's is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer by funding some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.
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