Going bald for a good cause

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Participants shave their heads in exchange for audience donations to St. Baldrick’s during a “Rock the Bald” challenge at Helen Fitzgerald’s on March 9. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill and Pub in Sunset Hills hosted St. Baldrick’s, its annual head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. The head-shaving event benefits the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

Participants had their heads shaved on stage in exchange for donations to St. Baldrick’s: 495 people participated in the ‘Rock the Bald’ challenge and over $400,000 was raised for the organization.