More than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. According to Wil Dee, Managing Partner of Haven Gastropub +Brewery, “only 4 percent of all federal cancer research (is) dedicated to pediatric cancer research.”
As the month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday, September 28th, HGB is teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation by holding a unity event—”more than 30 volunteers are expected to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer.” They’re goal is to raise $10,000, of which $7,430 has already been donated.
“Shavees” sign up on St. Baldrick’s website, then collect money (just like a walk-a-thon). Volunteers are also welcome.
HGB manager Matt Wooten will go under the clippers, as will Eric Avila and Tristan Bowen of Chivas USA. Stylists from Joseph Rene Salon are volunteering their time to buzz the shavees and the Cal Poly Pomona Cheerleading Team will perform. There will also be a silent auction featuring tickets from Alaska and Southwest Airlines, theme park passes, hotel nights at Embassy Suites and Double Tree Hotel, and a variety of gift cards.
Pediatric oncologist at City of Hope, Dr. Julie Wolfson will “speak on the realities of pediatric cancer and the importance of funding research.”
For more information or to register as a participant, visit this event page.
Get Bald at Haven Gastropub +Brewery
Saturday, Sept. 28th, noon-4 p.m.
Haven Gastropub +Brewery, 42 S. De Lacey Ave., Pasadena 91105
Event organizer: Kelsey Schwartz at 626.792.8247, ext. 51 or firstname.lastname@example.org