This year, as we did last year, we invite you to experience the ways St. Baldrick’s, with your support, is making a difference in the battle to cure kids’ cancer. On behalf of the Foundation, American Haircuts, and Ri Ra Irish Pub we would value your participation at our event.
GET INVOLVED TODAY BY SIGNING UP AT http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/americanrira
Worldwide, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and despite tremendous progress, cancer remains
the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises funds for childhood cancer research by hosting worldwide head-shaving events, where volunteers shave their heads in public to show solidarity with the children who typically lose their hair during treatments. These “shavees” receive pledges of financial support from their friends and family. In turn their generous donations help fund life-saving childhood cancer research.
St. Baldrick’s events have raised more than $69 million, providing research grants to enable doctors and scientists at over 200 institutions to pursue the most promising new cures for childhood cancer and to help make clinical trials available to more children than ever. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has hosted more than 2,400 head-shaving events, shaving more than 107,000 heads in 24 countries and 50 U.S. states.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation head shaving event at Rí Rá Irish Pub has been organized by Rí Rá Irish Pub and American Haircuts. Since 2010 over 1,000 men and women shaved their heads and raised over $500,000 the St. Baldrick’s Founda- tion. This year, we hope to have 300 shavees to raise over $175,000. Official barbers for the event will be staff members of American Haircuts, a local company with two locations in metro Atlanta. For more information about this event, please contact Dave Alexander at 404-550-9151 or visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/americanrira.
Every year thousands of brave men, women, and children give up their locks to raise money for much needed research.
We hope you can join us as a “shavee,” at Ri Ra Irish Pub on March 13, 2014. Each shavee collects donations from their friends and family to support the cause. Believe it or not, people will give generously to see you sacrifice your hair. If you can’t be a shavee, donate to a shavee!
If you have been touched by a child with cancer, then you know they lose not only their hair but precious years from their childhood, and sometimes their lives. Together we can support this vital research and give our children back their dreams.