Our 2014-2015 Beneficiary: St. Baldrick’s Foundation

After two years fundraising more than $85,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we are thrilled to announce that our 2014 beneficiary organization will be St. Baldricks!

You may recognize them from their signature head-shaving events, but the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. They do one thing and they do it well: fund childhood cancer research. Whether it’s through their signature head-shaving events, partnerships or advocacy initiatives, St. Baldrick’s primary focus is to have the greatest impact for kids with cancer around the world.

Childhood cancer hits a certain chord with our team. Tap Cancer Out was founded in part to honor Michael Corb, the nephew of our co-founders Jon and Becky Thomas, who lost his battle with leukemia at only 9 months old.

More than 175,000 children each year are diagnosed with cancer. That’s one every three minutes, and it has a ripple effect through the whole family.

All proceeds from Tap Cancer Out’s fundraising tournaments, volunteer-run events, merchandise sales, direct donations and more will be given to St. Baldrick’s at the end of the year as a gift on behalf of the entire Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. If you attend one of our tournaments, you can even get your head shaved!

So let’s get started tapping childhood cancer out!