Local fundraiser continues mission in support of childhood cancer research

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It takes a community to cure childhood cancer. 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 The West Orange Shillelagh Club on Saturday, June 25, at 3 pm. Dozens of men, women and children will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for life-saving children’s cancer research.

This year’s event will once again feature youth athletes, work groups, social organizations and individuals dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancers. Come out for a full day of great food, fun and entertainment by several local bands, face painters, bagpipers and Irish step dancers. Admission is free but there will be a modest charge for food and beverages. All of the money collected goes to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

There will also be a raffle and silent auction to raise additional funds for the charity. Local businesses are encouraged to donate products or services for the raffle/auction, and food and beverages for the event.

In the last nine years, this local event has shaved over 475 heads and raised more than $650,000 for childhood cancer research. Why not join the fun? Be a shavee, volunteer or make a donation to this great cause.

Visit the event’s Web page at https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/shillelaghclub2016.