More than 100 men, women and children will shave their heads at Matt Denny’s restaurant Thursday, March 14 to show their solidarity for the children that lose their hair during cancer treatment.
Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant will stage its 11th annual St. Baldrick’s Day Fundraiser to benefit children’s cancer research at 6:30 p.m. March 14. Members of the community are invited to sponsor shavees.
What started as a challenge among friends in the reinsurance industry in New York to raise $17,000.00 by shaving 17 heads, has generated more than $100 million in donations nationwide since its inception. Beneficiaries include doctors, researchers, colleges, and many other entities worldwide, as well as 200 hospitals that do research on many forms of childhood cancer.
More children die each year of cancer than any other childhood decease.
“This has been a great way to show support for the kids, and raise much needed funds for cancer research” says Matt McSweeny. “Unlike many of these children who face an uncertain future, our shavee’s are lucky enough to know that their hair will grow back in just a couple of months. So if a little off the top will help save the life of a child, it’s a small price to pay.”
The Arcadia event has raised more than $300,000.00 in 10 years of sponsoring this one-of-a-kind celebration, including more than $30,000 last year. The goal this year is $35,000.
Many members of the Arcadia Fire and Police Departments participate, along with local schools, teams and others who want to help find a cure for children’s cancer.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by sponsoring a shavee. To make a donation, and learn more about the event, visit www.stbaldricks.org, click on “Sponsor a Shavee” to submit a donation under a friends name, or you can sponsor Matt McSweeny, who will also be collecting pledges at the restaurant.
For more information, call Matt McSweeny at the restaurant: 626-462-0250, or visit the fundraiser web site.