PaymentSpring Team Members Shaved a Life at St. Baldrick’s Annual Head-Shaving Event
Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is fighting to change that. The largest funder of childhood cancer research outside of the federal government, St. Baldrick’s raises money primarily through head-shaving events.
Never ones to turn away from an amazing cause, we assembled a team of fundraisers and volunteers for a local head shaving.
Pictured from left to right: Arun Nallapu, Phil Camire, Stephanie Kersten-Rivera, David Christensen, Canice Kobus, Kelly Fushia
Technical engineer Phil Camire was the first of PaymentSpring’s shavees. He went bald to support those who will have to face a fight with cancer.
“I think everyone has been affected by cancer,” Phil said. “It’s such a devastating disease. This seemed like a great opportunity to help those who may face that diagnosis in the future.”
Intern Arun Kumar Nallapu was up next. For him, the decision to shave a life was personal.
“My aunt is a cancer survivor, and my friend’s mom is in treatment right now,” Arun said. “With the right treatment, everyone can be cured, so I’m shaving my head in honor of them to help fund research.”
Other PaymentSpring team members volunteered their time manning the raffle booth at the event.
Volunteering at the event wasn’t our only contribution to the cause. We developed in-app check scanning for St. Baldrick’s (and other nonprofits) so any check received during an event can be quickly added to their PaymentSpring Gateway along with the other mobile and online transactions.
PaymentSpring’s team raised more than $2,000, and the event as a whole raised over $11,000 to aid in the fight against childhood cancer.