POSTED: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 8:28am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 9:43am
LAS CRUCES - The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to fund the most childhood cancer research.
They're asking everyone to be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving their head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family.
Organization leaders say participants usually find shaving their head is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure.
On March 12, 2011, over 100 people will shave their heads to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer.
The event will be held at Dickerson’s Event Center in Las Cruces with an estimated attendance of 500.
The head-shavings will commence at 3:00 PM.
Our event will also feature: Newly crowned, WBA 154-pound Champion, Austin “No Doubt Trout” as a Shavee and an Honorary Barber.
Admission is free to the public, with entertainment, a raffle and food by donation.
Bring the family and cheer on our Shavee’s as we “Shave the way to Conquer Kid’s Cancer”.
The El Paso Rhinos Hockey team, players and coaches alike will be shaving this year, at their February 25th home game with “first swipes” going to the highest bidder on each team members head.
(To bid on player or coach please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . )
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for the February 25th game will be donated to the “St. Baldrick’s Foundation”.
The Rhinos will then present the money they’ve raised at the Las Cruces event in March.
In the past three years, our local event has shaved over 300 heads and raised over $64,000 to fund life-saving research.