In the United States, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease; the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Paper Clouds Apparel (www.papercloudsapparel.com) want to change this.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, and Paper Clouds Apparel, a clothing company based in Phoenix, have partnered for a campaign to raise money for St. Baldrick’s.
Paper Clouds Apparel was formed to showcase the creative minds and artistic abilities of individuals with special needs while raising funds for a specific cause. During the campaign that runs through Sunday, Dec, 14, supporters will be able to choose from four limited-edition T-shirts specifically designed by kids that have been affected by cancer: Aubrey, Samuel, Mason and Grace. Their mothers are part of a St. Baldrick’s fundraising team called the 46 Mommas, a group named after the reality that each weekday, on average, 46 families in the United States are told that their child has cancer.
Fifty percent of every purchase from Paper Clouds Apparel will go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the 46 Mommas campaign, a group who has raised more than $1.5 million for St. Baldrick’s since 2010. Through this partnership, both organizations hope to boost awareness around the importance of funding pediatric cancer research.
St. Baldrick’s is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, second only to the U.S. government. Through volunteer-organized head-shaving events, partnerships like the Paper Clouds Apparel campaign, and other fundraising activities, St. Baldrick’s is able to provide critically needed funding to support the best childhood cancer research.