(West Des Moines, Iowa – October 14, 2020) – Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) is asking the Central Iowa area to join them in fighting childhood cancer by tuning into its 15th annual St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:00 PM, or by making donations to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The half-hour event will stream live from various locations and include stories about children who benefit from cancer research funded by The St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The signature head-shaving activity will take place throughout the program, and feature volunteers who raised funds to shave their heads in solidarity with children fighting cancer.
All funds raised from the event are donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. A portion of the funds raised at the Des Moines event stay right here in Iowa through supporting grants for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Blank Children’s Hospital.
“This event has a lot of fun energy for a good cause and we’re excited to be able to host it virtually this year,” said FMH President and CEO Ron Rutledge. “The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has helped to change the lives of children fighting cancer around the world and right here in Iowa. We’re proud to have raised over $1.25 million for this organization throughout these past 15 years, and we look forward to continuing to support the Foundation this year and in the future.”
- WHAT: The 15th Annual St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Virtual Event hosted by FMH is a family-friendly event focused on raising funds to support research to find cures for childhood cancers. Participants raise funds by pledging to shave their heads at this event. Donations can be made online during the event.
- WHERE: View online at www.fmh.com/st-baldricks-event
- WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
- WHO: All are welcome to tune in to the free, online event.
Learn more at www.fmh.com/st-baldricks-event or follow our Facebook event!
Thank you to our sponsors: The River Center Eventorium, Bow and Arrow Communications Inc., Sunny’s Son’s Salon; and to our event emcees Lou and Jackie from We Are Iowa Live.