‘Be Brave & Shave’ at MGM Springfield to Support Childhood Cancer Research
SPRINGFIELD — This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, MGM Springfield will bring the community together for “Be Brave & Shave,” a head-shaving event to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fight for childhood cancer research.
Open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, MGM Springfield employees and guests can volunteer to have their heads shaved by the Salon at MGM Springfield staff in the historic Armory to raise money for this worthy cause. Conducted as an expression of courage and endearment, the act of head-shaving allows volunteers to stand in solidarity with children battling cancer, who typically lose their hair during treatment.
“We are honored to partner with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help the youngest in our community battle this terrible illness,” said Alex Dixon, general manager of MGM Springfield. “Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, so knowing that an act as simple as shaving our heads can help provide more research and ultimately, hopefully, cures for these children makes us all proud to participate.”
Since 2000, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has granted more than $253 million for the development of childhood cancer treatments. The nonprofit continues that effort through its foundation and nationwide head-shaving events.
Those interested in shaving or raising money can register online by clicking here, or register on site the day of the event. Group registration is also available for teams and organizations. For more information on “Be Brave & Shave” and how to donate, visit stbaldricks.org.