Bald noggin saints – St. Baldrick’s brings in $30k

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 17, 2014
Head-shaving fun during the St. Baldrick's event held on Saturday, March 15, at Harbour House in Decatur, GA.

Head-shaving fun during the St. Baldrick’s event held on Saturday, March 15, at Harbour House in Decatur, GA. Photo submitted by: Kupe Kupersmith

Several local kids shaved their heads at Harbour House Pub in Decatur, Ga. this weekend.

Their efforts helped raise $30,000 for research to help find cures for childhood cancer. The event, held March 15, was a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Students from Decatur’s 4/5 Academy grew their hair long just so they could get it all shaved off during the fundraiser. The head-shaving is intended to show solidarity with cancer patients.

Kupe Kupersmith said the fundraiser Saturday was a huge success.

“People were having a great time during the event and opened their wallets,” he said. “We had six people sign up at the event. And money is still coming in.”

Last year, Kupersmith helped raise nearly $23,000 for St. Baldrick’s. The nonprofit gives that money over to organizations like St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Scenes from the St. Baldrick's fundraiser, held March 15 in Decatur. The event raises money for research to fight childhood cancer. Photo submitted by: Kupe Kupersmith

Scenes from the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, held March 15 in Decatur. The event raises money for research to fight childhood cancer. Photo submitted by: Kupe Kupersmith

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  • So happy that Union16 Salon in Atlanta could be apart of this amazing event every year. Myself (A.J. Horan Owner/Stylist) along with Lori Neeley (Stylist) look forward to next year…. http://www.union16.com

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