Rí Rá Las Vegas, located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, hosts its second head-shaving event on Saturday, March 2, 2013 to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
Starting at 1 p.m., registered attendees will shed their locks to support the fight against childhood cancer. Interested participants can register online (www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/7982/2012) to shave at Rí Rá or to donate time or money to the cause. Once registered, volunteers will raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by soliciting donations from friends, family and anyone willing to spare some change.
Those who sign up to shave at Rí Rá will go bald March 2 at the pub. Local hairdressers will volunteer their time to give the haircuts, which will continue throughout the day. Those wishing to keep their hair can donate funds online and at the pub. During the event, guests will enjoy live music and other festivities.
Last year, during its first year participating in the event, Rí Rá raised more than $27,000 for St. Baldrick’s and lifesaving childhood cancer research. The pub’s goal is to raise more than $35,000 this year.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation: The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $100 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.