Every three minutes a child loses his life to childhood cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation began as a head-shaving event where friends and family to make donations “on their head” and in return, they attend one of thousands of volunteer-organized events around the world where they have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids fighting cancer. Since 2000 more than 390,000 shavees—including more than 49,000 women—have shaved their heads at 9,000 events, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.
Two of Austin’s finest physicians, Dr. Marty Molina with Texas Family Physicians, and Urology Austin’s very own Dr. Carl Bischoff, are teaming up to support the Broe Family, at the “Pierce Your Heart” event on Saturday, April 2nd at Redfin Seafood Kitchen. Dr. Bischoff and Dr. Molina are shaving their heads in honor of Pierce Broe, who lost his life to brain cancer. Childhood cancer research is terribly underfunded and their team goal is to raise at least $6,000 for childhood cancer research at this event. This is what Dr. Bischoff has to say about why he is participating in the Pierce Your Heart event this weekend:
“I’m shaving my head to raise money for childhood cancer research! Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It’s true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So I decided to do something about it by raising money for cures. This foundation was brought to my attention after the loss of a young boy from our neighborhood in Austin, Texas. That brave boy was Pierce Broe and he was an inspiration to all as we watched him cope with his illness and ultimately succumb to brain cancer. He never once complained of having cancer and held his head high to the very end.”
Click here to learn how you can follow their team and help them in their cause: https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/860355/2016