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In an effort to eradicate childhood cancer, between 50 and 60 men, women and children will have their heads shaved at Eastchester’s Mickey Spillane’s Pub on Saturday, April 20, 2013 as part of a fundraiser to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The event starts at 7:45 p.m. A dozen barbers have volunteered to shave the participants, who will have secured pledges in return for them having their heads shaved.
This is the fifth year Mickey Spillane’s will host the event, and proprietor Stephen Carty is enthusiastic about building upon the $154,000 that has already been raised over the first four years. Carty says that well over 100 people in the Spillane’s organization and in the surrounding community will be volunteering their time to help make this year’s event a success.
“I am blessed in so many ways, as so many of are,” said Carty, who has two children. “We’re fortunate to be able to come together to help do something that can help save children from this disease.” Carty’s wife Geraldine will have her head shaved at this year’s event.
Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.
St. Baldrick’s volunteers raised more than $30 million in 2012 by shaving heads and raising funds in bold new ways. St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised $100 million for childhood cancer research grants since 2005.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is dedicated to a single mission — the funding of childhood cancer research:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation mission is to find cures for childhood cancers and to give survivors long and healthy lives. The organization is the largest private (non-government) funder of childhood cancer research grants.
By funding cooperative research through the Children’s Oncology Group, St. Baldrick’s Foundation gives kids nationwide access to the very latest in research and clinical trials.
Thanks to a grant review system that impresses the experts, St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds only the very best childhood cancer research.
Mickey Spillane’s has been a good neighbor and important part of the local community since 2006. In addition to the annual St. Baldrick’s event, Mickey Spillane’s Pub has consistently raised funds for numerous charities, including Eastchester Irish American Club, Little Leagues of Eastchester and Tuckahoe, Autism fundraising, SEPTA and local soccer leagues.
Located in the heart of Eastchester, Mickey Spillane’s is a neighborhood favorite bar and restaurant where patrons find the best food, drink, and fun in seven nights a week. In addition to the popular pub and restaurant, Spillane’s features a private banquet room ideal for rehearsal dinners, bridal or baby showers, parties and business events. A 70-inch flat screen is available for business presentations or for optimal viewing of slideshows or videos.
The head-shaving event will take place between 3pm and 7pm on Saturday, April 20.
Mickey Spillane’s Pub is located at 431 White Plains Rd Eastchester, NY 10709
For more information, please call Chris S. Cornell at (914) 960-1533.