Line of Hope / Conga against Cancer across America

September 9th, 2012 -

Volunteers to Gather in a Human Line of Hope across America to Support Childhood Cancer Research. Unique St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser event to raise money for life-saving research.

Eldred, New York / Aug, 2012 – It takes a human line of hope to cure childhood cancer. On Sunday, September 9 volunteers of all ages, from cities across the U.S., will participate in the fifth annual Human Line of Hope. Participating teams will gather together while each person wears a letter, spelling out the name or phrase of their choice while holding hands, creating a Human Line of Hope. Messages can spell out the names of loved ones lost to cancer or words of inspiration. Each letter is a donation of $10.00, with all proceeds benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research.

New this year will be a secret 50 word nationwide message that relates to childhood cancer. Each participating state will be given one word from the 50 word message to display during or after their Human Line of Hope. Photos from each group will be put together in a collage to finally reveal the hidden message for all to see - 50 states uniting to spread awareness and funds for life-saving pediatric cancer research.

This year’s goal is to have all 50 states participate in the Human Line of Hope. Currently, participating states include Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

If you would like to join the Human Line of Hope in your area or have friends or family living in another state that would like to participate please emaillineofhope@hvc.rr.com or visit the event page here... www.stbaldricks.org/events/conga

The first Human Line of Hope was organized in 2008 by Lou Monteleone in Eldred, N.Y. Once again, this year’s Eldred N.Y. St. Baldrick’s event will include a Human Line of Hope, Conga against Cancer traveling dance line, and volunteers will also have a chance to shave their heads in solidarity with kids who have been affected by cancer.


About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005, it has funded over $78 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit StBaldricks.org.

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