The Park Lounge will be holding its fifth annual St. Baldrick's event, a nearly all day affair that brings out local residents who, in the name of finding a cure for childhood cancer, shed their locks to raise money.
Jim Pavese, owner of the Park Lounge, said fundraising is a little lighter than past years, he thinks in part, due to hurricane Sandy and the recent blizzard.
"Things are proceeding well however this is a very tough year for fundraising as Sandy took a toll on people, as did the big snowstorm," said Pavese. "We are looking to rally in this last week and the shavees and their donors surprise us every year. The shaving will start this Sunday at noon and will go all day until the last head is shaved."
If anyone is interested in donating or shaving their head simply go to www.stbaldricks.com and search for The Park Lounge.
To support some locals in their efforts, here are a few links to some Kings Parkers who are fundraising and participating in this year's event.
- Chris Gallagher- www.stbaldricks.org and click up top on the green DONATE box and type in Chris Gallagher or call in your donation to at (888) 899 2253 and give them CHRIS GALLAGHER’s Event # 1783 ID # 608596. Chris is hoping to reach his goal of $1,000.
- John McQuaid will be shaving his head as will his sons Brian and Matthew. They are doing this in honor of Aiden, a friend of Brian and Matthew, who was diagnosed with cancer in July 2008. Please click here to contribute on Brian & Matthew’s heads, John’s site: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/johnmcquaid or Aiden’s Army site: http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/aidensarmy2013
- The Kings Park Fire Department will once again be a battalion of shavees as they support the cure for childhood cancer. You can donate to their team by visiting st.baldricks.org and enter the team Kings Park Firefighters.
What: Park Lounge's 5th Annual St. Baldrick's Event
When: Sunday, March 24, 12 p.m.
Where: Park Lounge, Kings Park
Why: Because kids should be kids, not patients.