On May 8th, AIGA Jacksonville lent a hand (and some serious talent) to help kids battling cancer. AIGA Jacksonville arrived on scene at the Nemours Children’s Clinic to help the St. Baldrick’s Foundation with their Shave It For Kids’ Cancer 2010 event.

AIGA Jacksonville’s Community Outreach team rolled up their sleeves, painting children’s faces and shavees’ newly bare heads. AIGA Jacksonville also donated art and design work to the online auction. The event raised over $40,000, contributing to a record-breaking $19.3 million for 2010! The St. Baldricks Foundation will use the money to fund important childhood cancer research. Hair clippings from the event will be used by Matter of Trust, a California-based company in the Gulf oil spill cleanup and also made into Locks of Love.

AIGA Jacksonville was proud to have one of our very own join the ranks of 132 shavees. Jim Ward, a seriously talented illustrator/designer is now seriously bald, after taking it all off to show solidarity with those affected by cancer.

Special thanks to Sara Phipps, The Yellow Door Agency, for looping AIGA Jacksonville in. We were thrilled to be a part of such a meaningful and important event. If you missed this opportunity, please stay tuned as we continue our fund-raising efforts for St. Baldrick’s. For more information on St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please visit www.stbaldricks.org.

– Ashley, community outreach co-chair

By aigajacksonville
Published May 24, 2010