How will you be a hero?

Be a hero for kids with cancer! Whether you shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you’ll be a part of the excitement and you will be participating in one of the largest St. Baldrick’s events in the world!


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St. Baldrick’s raises money for childhood cancer research. Because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, “Shavees℠” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation show their support by shaving their heads voluntarily, and inspiring friends and family to donate money to support childhood cancer research.


The 2017 McHenry St. Baldrick’s season raised:

$171,957 for pediatric cancer research

$25,594.09 for local families battling pediatric cancer

453 Heads Shaved

54 Pony Tails Donated

This is an outstanding accomplishment! Without everyone’s dedication and commitment we would not be able to make it happen year after year!



From 2009 thru 2017 the community of McHenry has raised

$1,206,134.00  for pediatric cancer research

$162,735.93  have gone to local families with pediatric cancer

Nearly 4,500 heads have been shaved in the last 9 years

Over 300 ponytails have been donated over the past 3 years

Be a Local Hero

By purchasing our official McHenry St. Baldrick’s T-shirt, you are extending your support and care for our local families battling pediatric cancers.  We are thrilled to announce the T-shirts will now be sold online, in addition to other cuts and styles.

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Be a National Hero

“Shavees” collect money from friends and family much like a walk-a-thon, and take their turn in the barber’s chair at our local event. Proceeds go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund childhood cancer research.

Become a Shavee


Your donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will fund lifesaving children’s cancer research. Find out more.

  • Our Goal – $140,000 100%
  • Our Progress – $112,331.11 87%