Georgetown Medical Students Get Buzzed for Childhood Cancer Research

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WASHINGTON (April 13, 2015) – More than two dozen Georgetown University School of Medicine students will “brave the shave” to raise money for childhood cancer research.  They’ll join more than 40,000 so-called “crazy head shaving people” from around the world who have shaved their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation this year.

Student organizers expect more than 100 people to be in attendance, including pediatric cancer patients and their families for the annual event, which also includes food, music and a silent auction.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds research for childhood cancer, including work underway at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.


St. Baldrick’s head shaving event (new window)


Georgetown medical students including event organizers:

Alex Gorab

Vivian Yu


Rain Location:

Sellinger Lounge located in the Leavey Center
Georgetown University
3800 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20057


Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Media RSVP:

Leigh Ann Renzulli,, During event: 914-419-0047

About Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.