Exhibit Design Firm Zig Zibit Will Support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Cancer Fundraiser for the 7th Consecutive Year
Photo from last year's St. Baldrick's event.
Online PR News – 25-February-2014 – Raleigh, NC – On Saturday, March 1, 2014, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host its annual event to raise money for pediatric cancer research. In keeping with tradition, volunteers will shave their heads to raise money and promote awareness of the charity. The Zig Zibit team will be participating; six to eight team members are expected to shave their heads in support of the event, which will take place from 10:00am-5:00pm at The Factory in Wake Forest, NC.
Zig Zibit aims to raise $150,000 for St. Baldrick’s this year. If that goal is reached, Zig Zibit will have raised over half a million dollars for St. Baldrick’s since 2008. Over 300 people attended last year’s event, raising over $127,000.
“Childhood cancer impacts families everywhere,” says Zig Zibit President and CEO Jake Merzigian. “We want to show these children and their families that they are not alone.” Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease for children in America today.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation has been operating since 2000. Founders John Bender, Tim Kenny, and Enda McDonnell started shaving their heads to raise donations at an annual St. Patrick’s Day party as a way to give back to the community in return for their success in business. Volunteers across the country, sponsored by family and friends, shave their heads to show support for pediatric oncology patients, who typically lose their hair during treatment. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation makes grants to research organizations, medical institutions, and awards Fellow and Scholar awards.
To date, the Foundation has raised over $100 million to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Zig Zibit, founded in 2002, delivers end-to-end trade show marketing solutions including exhibit design, fabrication, warehousing and on-site setup as well as audio/video production services for both traditional exhibits and portable booths. Zig Zibit clients include Red Hat, Glen Raven, Spectrum Lighting, and many others.