17th Head-shaving Event - Thursday, July 21, 2022

4:30-8:00 pm at Farmers Mutual Hail
6785 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa

FMH employees and retirees, plus their families and friends, are invited to join us at this year’s annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event! This event gives participants the opportunity to “rock the bald” in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, helping to raise money to support the best childhood cancer research. Through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, FMH is helping to fund childhood cancer research, pediatric hospital support and programs, and scholarships for promising medical students right here in Iowa. The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Blank Children’s Hospital both receive grants from the money raised through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

FUNDRAISE

by pledging to shave your head OR style your hair in crazy ways and colors at FMH’s Annual Head Shaving Event. Register here.

DONATE

Donate through the St. Baldrick's website to a coworker, family member, or friend who is participating. You may also donate by purchasing a 50/50 raffle ticket or a St. Baldrick's t-shirt at the event on July 21.

JOIN US

FMH employees, their families, and friends are all welcome to attend the annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving event to cheer on our shavees! RSVP and check for more updates on our Facebook event page.

FMH + ST. BALDRICK'S

FMH has raised over

$1.35 MILLION

 

for the St. Baldrick's Foundation since 2006, when the company first brought the head-shaving event to Iowa. Every year since then, the event has have grown in attendance, number of shavees, and money raised. Multiple other groups in Iowa have split off from FMH’s original event.

We’re proud to say that the 2019 FMH Annual Head Shaving Event helped to raise over $110,000, ranking it in the top five percent of St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events worldwide.

Through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, FMH is helping to fund childhood cancer research, pediatric hospital support and programs, and scholarships for promising medical students right here in Iowa. The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and Blank Children’s Hospital both receive grants from the money raised right here in Iowa through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Thank you to our sponsors and event partners:

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"Blank Children’s Hospital is one of two hospitals in the State of Iowa providing comprehensive cancer care for children with the latest in treatment practices, sophisticated clinical trials and supportive services. St. Baldrick’s support at Blank Children’s Hospital has directly and positively impacted patients and families. Through their support, the Cancer Center has been able to grow the team and services to help reduce barriers to care with the goal of children receiving the treatments they need, when they need them. Their support has also helped the team match more patients with clinical trials that can greatly enhance and improve care for children now and into the future. In addition, St. Baldrick’s support has enabled the team to put a dedicated focus on survivorship by addressing the unique needs cancer survivors face immediately following treatment and for years to come."

- Alissa McKinney, Senior Director of Development, Blank Children’s Hospital