St. Baldrick's fundraiser
The 2013 St. Baldrick's event will be on March 10 at the Scottish Rite Ballroom at 315 WHP!
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St. Paddy’s themed Baldrick’s event in Collingswood aims to raise 100K for pediatric cancer research
Collingswood and the Collingswood Fire Department will again host one of its best party-fundraisers of the year with the goal of raising $100,000 for pediatric cancer research. The 8th annual St Baldrick’s event will be held on Sunday, March 10.
The Irish-themed event, filled with music, auctions, food, dancing and drinks takes place at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (315 White Horse Pike) from 11 a.m. until around 4 p.m. St. Baldrick’s is best known for its signature head-shaving events where volunteers shave their heads to stand in solidarity with the kids who typically lose their hair during cancer treatments.
For those attached to their locks, however, head shaving isn’t a requirement for admission. Collingswood’s team, Collingswood Firefighters For A Kids’ Cure, made of Borough firefighters and supporters has raised more than six figures for the foundation in prior years. They’ll go under the razors again, hoping to meet their fundraising goal of $100,000. Last year more than 1,000 people attended the Collingswood event and nearly 500 people got shaved. The event includes a ticket raffle with an option to win prizes like gift certificates, sporting goods, appliances, toys, gift baskets and much, much more.
Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has shaved more than 150,000 heads at more than 3,900 events around the world. Funds raised at each event will allow the Foundation to award research and infrastructure grants to childhood cancer researchers in the world to find cures and improve the quality of life for patients and survivors.
Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005; St. Baldrick’s has committed more than $56.9 million in research grants. In 2010, St. Baldrick’s volunteers helped raise more than $22.1 million by hosting more than 805 events and shaving more than 38,200 heads.
“Everyone wins at this event,” said Mike Hall, current Borough Commissioner and retired Collingswood Fire Chief. “It’s a fun day for families and supporters and at the end of the party, we’ve raised money for something great.”
A $10 donation for guests ages 12 or older will be collected at the door. Kids are welcome at no charge. The ticket includes a free buffet and unlimited soft drinks for the event. A cash bar will be available all day with $1 beers and a deejay will provide music.
Organizers are seeking donations! If you would like to contribute a prize, please contact firefighter Kevin Ehret at 856-904-5360 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned to Collingswood.com or go to www.stbaldricks.org to learn more. You can also visit the Collingswood Firefighters for a Kids’ Cure page to make a donation at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/22/2013.