The Bald & The Beautiful is largest student-run philanthropy event at Notre Dame. Join us in our fight to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.
In 2008, a small group of dedicated ND students held our first The Bald and the Beautiful (TBAB) event. That year, 140 students shaved their head and raised $26,500. Since then, TBAB's presence in the ND community has grown exponentially. TBAB now has over 40 student volunteers, 1500 participants, and has raised more than $115,000 benefiting the St. Baldrick's Foundation and Memorial Hospital, and given over 250 hair donations to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
TBAB is now a year-long effort with the support of students from all across the ND campus. We continue to make great strides towards finding a cure for all childhood cancers!
Thank you for your interest in learning more about The Bald and The Beautiful. Together, we'll make a difference in the life of a cancer patient.Click here to make a donation
The following charities make TBAB possible:
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer run organization, which promotes hope through funding pediatric cancer research. The charity is committed to raising awareness for childhood cancer, funding the best research, and fostering a spirit of solidarity with children caner patients. Founded in 2000 after four executives turned their company's St. Patrick's Day party into a head shaving-event to childhood cancer, they strive to find cures and provide survivors with long and healthy lives.
As a leader in providing quality healthcare services, Memorial Hospital and its Department of Hematology and Oncology places a special emphasis on child health services in greater South Bend community. In association with Riley Children's Hospital, the Hematology and Oncology team has served over 300 pediatric patients and their families with not only medical care but also referrals and emotional support since the department's founding in 1992.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society. Beautiful Lengths donates thousands of real-hair wigs to women living with cancer. They wish to support all women battling cancer by providing support and the gift of healthy hair.