Men's Ice Hockey Team Set to Shave Heads Sunday

March 5, 2009

Fairfield, CT - For the fourth consecutive year the Sacred Heart University Men's Ice Hockey team will be shaving their heads to raise awareness and funds for the St. Baldrick's Foundation which supports childhood cancer research. The event is set for this Sunday, March 8th, from 11am-7pm at The Bear & Grill in Fairfield.

The team has raised over $45,000 in the previous three years toward this very worthy cause and we are working toward making a significant contribution again this year. The men's ice hockey program is working in cooperation with TeamBrent a team formed by Southport residents Mike and Dana McCreesh in honor of their son Brent who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in September of 2004. TeamBrent was formed to raise awareness and funds to fight all childhood cancers with a focus on neuroblastoma. Since its inception in March of 2005, TeamBrent has raised over 2.6 million dollars to fight childhood cancers, and Brent is cancer-free.

"I realize that we are in difficult economic times, but cancer does not stop and the public's efforts and financial support will make a significant difference," SHU head coach Shuan Hannah said. "For those who have donated to this cause in the past, I hope you are able to contribute again this year. For those who have not, I hope you will join us in the fight to find a cure for childhood cancer by making a donation."

This year, organizers are hoping to ease the crowds with even more space, extended hours, and the return of the incredible team of Total Look Salons stylists. There will be head painting for shavees as well as children's Entertainment provided by The Little Gym of Fairfield, United Indoor Soccer and Mickey Kydes. Radio Station 85.9 the Fox will broadcast live from 12-2pm. Live music will be provided by Vertigo 5-7pm and there will be speeches throughout the day.

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Since its founding in 2000, the St. Baldrick's Foundation has raised over $51 million with headshavings in 18 countries. Over the past four years TeamBrent has shaved over 1,000 heads and raised $1.4 Million for childhood cancers everywhere through its participation in St Baldrick's. TeamBrent has been the #1 team internationally for the past 3 years, and has empowered the community by bringing together children and adults to sit side by side and get their heads shaved to show solidarity with the children fighting cancer. For more information on Team Brent go to www.TeamBrent.com. For more information on St. Baldrick's visit www.stbaldricks.org