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Clip For A Cure: St. Baldricks Foundations 6th Annual SD Shave-a-Thon


This March, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation San Diego Chapter is once again teaming up with The Commons for the organization’s annual, nationwide Shave-a-Thon, celebrating the event’s sixth and most anticipated year yet with both the La Mesa and El Cajon Police Departments attending to shave their heads in support of the cause. San Diegans will converge on the downtown hotspot on Saturday, March 1, to shave their heads in the name of generating awareness, funding research for childhood cancer, and continuing to help survivors live long and healthy lives.


“The growing support behind the event’s first five years demonstrates San Diego’s commitment to this very important cause,” says Jake Pescatello, founder of St. Baldrick’s San Diego chapter. “Over the past five years, we’ve raised over $130,000 in total, and this year we hope to raise $50,000. We’ve expanded our efforts with promotional events leading up to the San Diego Shave-a-Thon this year, driving the momentum even further and reaching more individuals within the community.”


Last year’s fifth annual event was an overwhelming success, with over 60 heads shaved, including many very brave women, a packed house of supporters garnered a total of over $30,000 raised. Faces were filled with smiles, laughter, hope and tears, creating a unique sense of camaraderie among families, friends, and even strangers who came together in honor of this incredible effort. With the attendance expected to double this year, the support and fulfillment of the event will exceed expectations.


6th Annual Shave-a-Thon: Saturday, March 1

The St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon begins at 12pm at The Commons in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Head shaving will commence at 12:30pm, provided by salon sponsor, The Factory. A $10 donation at the door provides admission to the event and complimentary tray-passed appetizers and drink specials. A $20 donation at the door includes complimentary appetizers, drink specials, T-shirt, and raffle ticket. 100% of the proceeds from the afternoon will go directly to St. Baldrick’s Foundation.


This year, a handcrafted specialty St. Baldrick’s signature cocktail will be featured, with a portion of the proceeds directly benefiting the foundation. The promotion, offered at The Commons will take place throughout the entire month of March. The Commons Bar is creating three specialty items where $1 from the sales of these will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The Commons Bar is showcasing delicious Spicy Guinness Wings served with a Stone Smoked Porter Aioli dipping sauce paired with either a Jameson Ginger a blend of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Ginger Ale and a dash of Angostura Bitters, or an Irish Pancake Shot made up of Jameson Irish Whiskey, maple syrup and orange juice.


“Share A Little Love”: Tuesday, February 11

In an effort to generate further awareness throughout San Diego and beyond, St. Baldrick’s will again be hosting “Share A Little Love” pre-Valentine’s Day sign-up event on Tuesday, February 11, from 6-8pm at The Commons. Eager participants from years past, new contenders and curious community members are encouraged to attend and learn more about the event, gain successful tips on fundraising, and to sign up. Guests will enjoy passed appetizers and happy hour priced drinks, with drink tickets offered to those who sign-up. (www.stbaldricks.org/events/CommonsBar, www.facebook.com/St-Baldricks-Foundation-San-Diego)



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