By Eric Scher
We all have a story. It is personal and it should be. In my case, I have lost friends, an uncle and most recently my mom to cancer. We need action and it starts with the kids. Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. That is 175,000 kids a year! Kids are precious and we need to treat them as such. That’s where St Baldrick’s comes in. St. Baldricks is the largest private fundraiser for children’s cancer and funding from St. Baldricks has led to breakthrough techniques and medicines. We are making a difference and need to keep pushing.
Everyone at Splunk is passionate about something outside of work, and this is my passion. Please join the fight… and have FUN doing it. Shave your head, volunteer and donate!!
The ask: The Silicon Valley Brave the Shave event is looking for volunteers. Come help, donate, or even shave your head.. It is my 7th year in helping out this event and we have raised over $1M…and have saved lives doing it. Join the Splunk Bald Team!!!! Check out my page here for more information.
What: St Baldrick’s head shaving event to raise money towards curing children’s cancer. St Baldrick’s Brave the Shave event is on March 24th at SAP’s campus in Palo Alto. The event starts at 4:00.
Where: SAP Campus in Palo Alto. More details at stbaldricks.org. There will be food, beer, wine, doctors from local hospitals and kids. Bring the family.
Why: Because every THREE minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and St. Baldricks is the largest private fundraiser for children’s cancer. Hospitals like Lucille Packard Children’s hospital and UCSF are saving children’s lives today with disruptive medicines, technologies and procedures that St Baldricks helps fund. Still wondering what St. Baldricks is all about? Take a look!
Who: The Silicon Valley is all in. Splunk, Cisco, VMware, SAP, NetApp, Pure and many Splunk partners and customers will be represented in the barber chair.
Still have questions or looking for more information on how you can get involved? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Scher is a Partner Sales Director for the Western US and Canada, and a proud Knight of the Bald Table.