The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Tim Finnegan’s Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, March 8, 2014, where volunteers will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers!
Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.
“We understand that going shaving your head is not for everyone,” says Poppy Behrens, event coordinator and publisher at Phoenix-based MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC. “There are other ways that you can be involved. You can sign up as a volunteer, attend the event where Tim Finnegan’s will donate all proceeds from the St. Baldrick’s Buffet to the foundation, participate in our raffle or silent and live auctions, set up a fundraising page, make a donation on behalf of a participant (or to the event as a whole) or simply help us by spreading the word.” One raffle on the day of the event will be for a vintage Schwinn Stingray bicycle.
But you can still help! Visit the event website at www.stbaldricks.org/events/TimFinnegans or call (602) 321-7708 to see other ways to be involved!