San Diegans “Shave it Clean in 2013” to Benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation | Saturday, March 9th

January 30, 2013

This March, The St. Baldrick’s Foundation San Diego chapter is teaming up with The Commons for the organization’s annual, nationwide Shave-a-Thon, celebrating the event’s fifth and most anticipated year yet!  San Diegans will converge on the downtown hotspot on Saturday, March 9th to shave their heads in the name of generating awareness, funding research for childhood cancer, and continuing to help survivors live long and healthy lives.

Last year more than 56,200 shavees, including over 7,100 women, participated in more than 1,300 shave-a-thon events worldwide – the most in St. Baldrick’s history. Moreover, St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the leading contributor to childhood cancer research in the country, second only to the U.S. Government.

“The growing support behind the event’s first four years demonstrates San Diego’s commitment to this very important cause,” said Jake Pescatello, founder of St. Baldrick’s San Diego chapter. “Over the past four years, we’ve raised over $80,000 in total, and this year we have set the bar even higher with a goal of raising $50,000! We’re expanding our efforts with promotional events leading up to the San Diego Shave-a-Thon this year, driving the momentum even further and reaching more individuals within the community.”

Last year’s fourth annual event was an overwhelming success, with over 40 heads shaved, including five very brave women, a packed house of over 150 supporters garnered a total of over $41,000 raised. Faces were filled with smiles, laughter, hope and tears, creating a unique sense of camaraderie among families, friends, and even strangers who came together in honor of this incredible effort. With the attendance expected to double this year, the support and fulfillment of the event will exceed expectations.

The St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon begins at 12:00 p.m. on March 9th at The Commons in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Head shaving will commence at 12:30 p.m., provided by salon sponsor, The Factory. A $10 donation at the door provides admission to the event and complimentary appetizers. A $20 donation at the door includes complimentary appetizers, a free drink ticket, T-shirt and raffle ticket. 100% of the proceeds from the afternoon will go directly to St. Baldrick's Foundation.

This year a handcrafted specialty St. Baldrick’s signature cocktail will be featured, with a portion of the proceeds directly benefiting the Foundation. The promotion, offered at The Commons will take place throughout the entire month of March!

In an effort to generate further awareness throughout San Diego and beyond, St. Baldrick’s will be hosting a premiere “Share A Little Love” pre-Valentine’s Day sign-up event on Wednesday, February 13th from 6pm to 8pm at the host venue The Commons. Eager participants from years past, new contenders and curious community members are encouraged to attend and learn more about the event, gain successful tips on fundraising, and to sign up! Guests will enjoy passed appetizers and happy hour priced drinks, with drink tickets offered to those who sign-up.

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The Commons is located at 901 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.