St. Baldrick’s Foundation Commemorates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with 3rd Annual Ball

                   Alternative-Country Pop-Rock band The Swansons headline the annual event

 By MsNay Keona

 The fight for cancer is always ongoing and the month of September was the kick-off month of charitable donations towards fighting the disease.

In lieu of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosted its third annual Ever After Ball where they raised over $70,000. The ball was held on Saturday, August 25 on the CBS Studio lot.

The event was hosted by KOST 103.5 FM Co-host, Ryan Manno. Additional special honorees which included Ellen K, host of the Ellen K Morning Show on KOST 103.5 FM; and Dr. Welli Sun from City of Hope. The event concluded with a surprise head-shave with Manno going bald for the cause and Grace Ellen’s mother who also shaved her head.

Angie Finley of the Swansons and Ellen K from Ellen K Morning Show on KOST 103.5 FM

There was a special honor dedicated to Grace Ellen Bumstead, an eight-year old who is battling leukemia. In addition to the special dedication, Aliyah Moulden from ‘The Voice’ opened up with a performance prior to Alternative Country Rock-Pop group, The Swansons, taking the stage.

If you missed the event this year, be sure to follow the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at @StBaldricks on all social networks to stay updated on future events. The Swansons can also be followed at @TheSwansonsMusic across all social platforms.

The Swansons, an Alternative-Country Pop-Rock band headline the annual event

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation

St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds every stage of research, from new discoveries in the lab to clinical trials offering new cures for young patients. They are the world’s leading private funder of childhood cancer research grants where they have funded more than $253 million in life-saving research to date. Over $10.4 million of that has went to Southern California institutions. For more information or to find out how you can donate, visit

*Photo Credit Ricardo H Photography