March 6, 2008
Fairfield, CT - For the third 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 team has raised over $33,000 in the previous three years toward this very worthy cause and is working toward making a significant contribution again this year.
This year's flagship event will take place on March 13th at the Bear & Grill in Fairfield. The Total Look Salons and Academy will start shaving at 5:30pm, pause at 7:00 pm for speeches, MCed by sportscaster Deb Kaufman. Shaving resumes at 8:00 pm, with music and dancing by Vertigo and "head painting" by www.CTFaceArt.com.
To make a donation, go to https://www.stbaldricks.org/get_involved/donate.html and enter the name of a Sacred Heart hockey player you want to sponsor. Once you have found the player, just follow the directions on the website.
Since its founding in 2000, the St. Baldrick's Foundation has raised over $33 million with headshavings in 18 countries. The Pioneers are 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 1.5 million dollars to fight childhood cancers, and Brent is cancer-free. For more information go to www.TeamBrent.com
Over the past three years TeamBrent has shaved over 500 heads and raised $767 thousand for childhood cancers everywhere through its participation in St Baldrick's. TeamBrent has been the #1 team internationally for the past 2 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.