FreeOK Sponsors St. Baldrick’s Charity Event

FreeOK Sponsors St. Baldrick’s Charity Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FreeOK, in association with Velvet Monkey Salon and the 16th Street Plaza District Association, hosts inaugural St. Baldrick’s charity event on May 4th, 2014.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (January 16th, 2014) – Oklahoma’s Humanism team, FreeOK, has teamed with local businesses and the St. Baldrick’s foundation to orchestrate a charity drive for for childhood cancer research to be held this May. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research and generates more charitable income for cancer research than even the American Cancer Association. The organization’s signature events ask that fundraising volunteers shave their heads in solidarity with children undergoing treatment. This event falls on the 13 year anniversary of the Velvet Monkey Salon’s opening and will include a live music series featuring local artists, food trucks, charitable shopping opportunities, raffles, prizes for participation and more.

The fundraising goal has been set at $10,000 and will require assistance from volunteers and sponsors in order to be met. Head-shaving, while not mandatory to participate, has always drawn smiles and applause from participants and spectators. This free event will be held on Sunday May 4th from 1pm – 4pm during Plaza Sunday, Velvet Monkey Salon has over 20 licensed stylist and barbers ready to shave heads to help raise money for this event, each participant will receive a souvenir for contributing.”

Honorees include Davin, a Lewisville, Texas child who lost his battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at age 11, and Daniel, whose rare type of ALL left his family with no other option than experimental treatment until his passing. Daniel’s story touched event coordinator Suzanne Yancey and inspired the creation of this event.

You can read more on the honorees, donate, or register as a fundraising volunteer on the St. Baldrick’s website at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/10976/2014.

 

For inquiries, contact

Suzanne Yancey, Event Coordinator

405.443.0675

suzyancey@live.com

For booth space or sponsorship inquiries, contact

Kai Tancredi, FreeOK Projects & Events Coordinator

202.695.2857

coordinator@freeok.org

The Giving Drive

The Giving Drive

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This year starts FreeOK’s first annual Giving Drive, merging our blood drive, food drive, and the first HHA gift drop location for the season.

Whether you can donate blood or not, the event will be used as a donation drop point for food items to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and a gift drop location for holiday adoptions made through the HHA Program.

See the Event page for more details.

Introducing the Holiday Humanists Gifting Program

Introducing the Holiday Humanists Gifting Program

HHA Gifting is the part of FreeOK’s 2013 Giving Drive aimed at providing holiday gift relief to families housing foster children and those in need of assistance for other reasons. Our kids up for gifting adoption provide us with wishlists which we then make available to volunteering sponsors.

Apart from foster and shelter children, we are also accepting registrations/nominations of others in need. You can use our adoption registration form to do just that through November 1st.

Adoptions will open up once registrations close.

Go to the HHA page for more information.