This past Saturday, me and nine other brave souls from AE made it out to Claddah’s in the Southside to have our heads shaved for the St. Baldrick’s charity event.
It was an awesome time. They had live music, beer, and droves of people shaving their heads. Definitely a very cool way to raise some dough for an important issue. They let me shave my hair into a mohawk (I’m the second from the right), and even died it green for me!
St. Baldrick’s is the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family. In 2008, St. Baldrick’s events were hosted in 48 U.S. states, in addition to Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom and more events are signing up daily as the movement continues to spread. Since the first event in 2000, St. Baldrick’s volunteers have raised over $50 million for life-saving research. Pretty badass.
Definitely doing this one next year.
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