Posted March 22, 2010on:
We want to thank our Crocs employees, Melissa DiPaola, Mary Kate Houk, and Barb Romero, who donated their time earlier this month by volunteering at The Saint Baldrick’s Foundation event in Denver, Colorado. This annual event encourages volunteers to shave their heads as a show of solidarity with kids fighting cancer. Proceeds from these events help to support cancer research grants.
“To be so young and have to fight for your life is beyond comprehension. I admire the strength of the children as well as their families. I hope to be a participant of this event for years to come,” said Barb Romero.
Melissa, Mary and Barb worked hard putting together goody bags for the 300 participants, who shaved their heads and raised a total of $142,000 for cancer research.
“It really was a truly rewarding experience to be a part of raising money for kids’ cancer research. The stories of the honoree families were extremely touching and I can see why so many people return year after year to volunteer and shave their heads,” said Melissa.
In addition to Crocs employees supporting the event, Crocs donated new Crocbands shoes to all the pediatric cancer patients and a raffle for the participants.
For more information on The Saint Baldrick’s Foundation go to: http://www.stbaldricks.org