In The Community
The Bynum family and the Bynum Aesthetic Dentistry team members teamed up with Larkin’s on the River for the 4th time to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research during the month of March. After taking a break last year, the Bald Bynums decided to get together once again to go bald for childhood cancer research. Dr. Matt and his three boys, Matthew, Luke, and John along with their friend Christian all went bald for the cause!
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is an organization that has been very close to the Bynum family and to the Bynum Team. This year took on a different meaning as the team was introduced to a family whose 9 year old son, Rylan was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma the day before the event. Rylan started his chemotherapy treatment on the day of the St. Baldrick’s event. The Bald Bynums decided to dedicate this year to him and to his fight against cancer. The team made signs to show their support and continued to keep the family and Rylan in their thoughts in prayers throughout the entire day.
Along with having a family to encourage and support this year, the team also decided to enlist the help of the Bynum Aesthetic Dentistry team to raise awareness for the event. The girls joined in on the fun and helped Dr. Matt with a different hairstyle every day at the office. This year they got the whole office involved and reached out to their followers on social media. The girls encouraged everyone to donate to the cause then encouraged the donators to recommend a hairstyle they wanted to see on Dr. Matt the next day. He sported a variety of styles from an “all-natural” look, to a maw hawk and everything in between! After eleven different hairstyles, and countless amounts of hair gel, the Bald Bynums exceeded their goal of $5,000 and rose over $6,000 for childhood cancer research. The team raised more money than any other participating teams and the event raised over $50,000 for childhood cancer research!
The Bald Bynums and the Bynum team were so amazed by the generosity of all of our patients, friends, and family and were so thrilled to be able to participate with such a great organization and such an amazing cause. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $101 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials. If you are interested in learning more about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation or donating to the foundation please visit www.stbaldricks.org.