The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square on March 14, 2014 from 7-11 p.m., where more than 150 volunteers will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers.
Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick's Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.
For more information call 1-888-899-BALD or visit the organization website.
In addition to the mass head shaving, you are invited to join in the fun with weekend long festivities featuring a two day Siamsa (Irish Variety Show) and Party, including Irish step dancing, traditional pipe & drum bands, Irish storytelling, tales of Celtic Mythology, food, beer, live music and ending with the Celtic tradition of the Circle of Lights. The Irish Siamsa is hosted by the Master Leprechaun Himself, the original Jack Ryan, the Bard of Belmar, Shanachie of the Irish Riviera and the Jersey Shore's Storyteller extraordinaire. Professor Ryan is an encyclopedia of all things Irish and sure to educate and entertain. The Irish Siamsa takes place in Downtown Delray Beach at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at the corner of Atlantic & Swinton Avenue.
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