Who said fundraising can’t be fun? After all, "fun? is part of the word. But to be fair, fund is too. So why not take a cue from Golden Bear and Low Brau’s St. Baldrick’s fundraising team and their effort and simply do both?
All leading up to Monday’s big shave day, team “Balds Deep” has been setting up its own mini-benefits around Midtown. With the goal to raise money benefiting cancer research, team captain Kellen Mcconnell said “Balds Deep” held an event Friday, March 8, at The Golden Bear to raise money, and confirmed new Midtown favorite, LowBrau, has been donating $1 for every beer sold to his team’s efforts.
A little healthy competition never hurt anyone, especially if the result benefits the fight against childhood cancer. This Monday, March 11, deVere’s Irish Pub will be hosting the annual fundraiser, where teams and individuals unite to shave their heads, all benefiting The Keaton Memorial for their St. Baldrick’s celebrations. Other Sacramento teams include “Sac Town Baldies” consisting of both Mulvaney’s B and L staff and Shady Lady staff, and “The Baldy Bunch of Sac Mag,” made up of Sacramento magazine staff.
St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between business professionals and have grown from one event in 2000, to over 1,300 events in 2012, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.
More adults than kids get cancer, it’s true. That’s why governments and foundations fund more research for adult cancers — and we’re all for finding cures for adults, making local participants and events so integral to finding a cure.
Balds Deep Captain Mcconnell put it perfectly: “St Baldrick’s is about our local community coming together to face something larger than any one of us. We must all do our part, to let the little guys know they aren’t alone. Shaving our heads is an act of solidarity for these children.”
Although only one team can come out on top, all participants are winners because they are contributing in the fight to defeat childhood cancer. So be a do-gooder and brave the shave, March 11 at de Vere’s Irish Pub Sacramento from 4-8pm, and at de Vere’s Irish Pub Davis on March 13 from 5-8pm!
Keep karma and carry on in the fight for kids with cancer. Registration is open now at getbald.com.Donations are accepted. Or to donate visit the website.