The totals are in for the 2014-2015 St.Baldricks Foundation fundraiser in SOMA's Region III. This year, the seven SOMA chapters in Region III combined to raise a staggering $141,740 in support of the St.Baldricks Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. This year the fundraisers went beyond the recognizable head shaving events to include 5K races, Pie-A-Professor events, and fundraisers at local restaurants. Every chapter in the region showed ingenuity, endeavor and teamwork to ensure that Region III set a new record for its St.Baldricks fundraising this year.
Region III has again selected the St.Baldricks foundation to be our region-wide philanthropic focus for the next year. Our mission for 2015-2016 is simple: work harder, work smarter, and raise more.
KCU SOMA members teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House and Mercy's Childrens Hostpial in Kansas City to give members a chance to participate in a philanthropic event on October 3rd. KCU SOMA members prepared the entire meal for over 50 children and family members. KCU SOMA will be continuing it's partnership with the Ronald McDonald House to continue providing help in its community and to provide future volunteering opportunities for it's members.
This is the thrid year that Region 3 has participated in St. Baldrick's Day. Over the last two years we raised over $215,000 and thus far have raised $16,312. Each campus is utilizing different fundraising opportunities specific to their area but some include hosting a 5K Dash, having a student shave their head, and partnering with community members. The upcoming St. Baldrick's Day events are on:
DMUCOM: Feb. 10th
CCOM: March 10th
KCUMB-COM: March 17th
ATSU-KCOM: March 28th
OSU-COM: April 18th
MSU-COM: Held a 5K Monster Dash
To learn more about the St. Baldrick's organization visit http://www.stbaldricks.org. Region III is competing against each other to raise the most money. To follow their progress go to: http://www.stbaldricks.org/campaigns/futurehealthprofs. Each event also welcomes community members to participate in their events. If you are intersted in joining a chapter contact the Region III trustee at firstname.lastname@example.org.