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St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event slated for March 17

Faculty, staff, students to shed hair for cancer research

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. Donations can still be made to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation: St. Baldricks on St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | A St. Baldrick's Event ( Thank you!


Students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to join in the St. Baldrick’s for St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 4-6:30 p.m. March 17 in the Pederson Field House on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

This is the Seminary’s 11th annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser to support childhood cancer research.

“St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving events give ‘shavees’ a way to stand with children who are fighting cancer and to raise support for the foundation’s mission to find a cure for childhood cancers,” said Dr. Beth Hoeltke, director of the Seminary’s Graduate School and site coordinator for the head-shaving event. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this important mission.”

Funds from the Seminary’s event support the Thumbs Up Fund To Honor Brett Haubrich.

This year’s goal is to raise $10,000. Those wanting to contribute to the cause can visit the Seminary’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraising page.

The Seminary hopes to have at least 40-45 head-shaving participants who will each raise a minimum of $25. Participants who chose to not shave their head can still raise money to support the cause. In addition, green beer and baked goods will be available for a small donation.

Since partnering with St. Baldrick’s in 2012, Concordia Seminary has raised $90,613 for the foundation.

For more information about this event and to donate, visit the Seminary’s fundraising page or contact Hoeltke at 314-505-7031 or

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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit