Founded in March of 2000, St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the largest volunteer driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. Since they’ve started, over 216,00 volunteers, including 21,000 women, have shaved their heads to help raise over $126 million for childhood cancer research. Now they have teamed up with the super heroes at Marvel to help in the fight to conquer kids’ cancer.
From the original press release:
“We are so grateful for Marvel’s support and creation of the “Super Heroes Save Lives” t-shirt,” says Kathleen Ruddy, executive director of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. “Marvel fans everywhere will be proud to see five of their beloved characters joining forces with St. Baldrick’s to help raise awareness and fund the most promising childhood cancer research to cure every child, so that they not only survive, but thrive. Every one of us can be a Super Hero in the fight against childhood cancer!”
“When we first heard about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation we knew we wanted to get involved and be a part of this incredible movement to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer,” shares Chris Fondacaro, executive vice president of Marvel Creative Services. “When we paired the Foundation’s existing slogan with our iconic Super Heroes the design came to life. We are proud to be a part of this incredible effort to help fund lifesaving childhood cancer research.”
The shirt features the legendary characters Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Proceeds from each shirt go to help fund research to “find cures and give survivors long and healthy lives.” The shirts are $19.99 each and come in sizes ranging from Youth small to Male 2X-Large. For more information visit their website.