New York-New York hotel and casino is asking people to “Go bold & go bald,” a fundraising event for childhood cancer research on March 2nd. The 4th annual event will feature the help of Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic Irish pub featuring Irish food, drinks and Irish songs.
Named St. Baldrick’s day, guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun day on the New York-New York, Brooklyn bridge with live music, drinks and more. Participants can shave their locks in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The foundation is a national organization funding research for childhood cancer.
“Shaving your head is an incredible act of generosity and respect for the courageous children battling cancer, not to mention a fun way to build awareness for St. Baldrick’s,” said Rick Jost, vice president of human resources for New York-New York. “Nine Fine Irishmen and New York-New York look forward to welcoming the community to celebrate life and raise money for this important cause.”
In its fourth year, Nine Fine Irishmen’s St. Baldrick’s Day free events are amping up the excitement from years past with live performances by Spazmatics, Phoenix and Ri-Ra on the Brooklyn Bridge and restaurant patio, festive drinks from the outdoor bar and photo opportunities at the head-shaving booths to commemorate the day.
In exchange for their tresses, shavees can take advantage of a special “shavecation” package at New York-New York featuring hotel accommodations, 2-for-1 admission to the roller coaster, 2-for-1 breakfast at Il Fornaio and half off daybeds at the pool. As an added bonus, any adult who shaves their head will receive a free pint of beer at Nine Fine Irishmen and children will receive a free ride on the roller coaster.
Participants will also be given free admission to Celtic Feis, a three-day Irish festival at New York-New York on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Last year, more than 200 people came together to go bald, raising more than $100,000 for cancer research – this year’s event will keep up the momentum by matching last year with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation.