The Irish Embassy Pub

Halfway to St Paddy’s Day Becomes Fundraiser for Cancer

 To volunteer to donate or be a shavee:


St. Baldrick’s Volunteer Organizer: The Irish Embassy Pub  Cindy Coleman

St. Baldrick’s Media Contact: Traci Shirk 626.792.8247 ext.50                                                                 




Volunteers baldly stand in solidarity with the 160,000 kids diagnosed with cancer each year while raising money to fund pediatric cancer research


Durango, CO Sept. 1, 2011 – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to fund the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives, has issued a lofty challenge to everyone who wants to help raise money for pediatric cancer research: Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family.

Participants find that shaving their head in solidarity with the approximately 160,000 children who are diagnosed with cancer each year and frequently lose their hair as a result of treatment, is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure.

On Sept. 17th (Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day), 15-20 people will shave their heads to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The event will be held locally at The Irish Embassy Pub. We’ll kick off the evening starting at 8pm with live music from Patrick Crossing. The head-shavings will commence around 9pm with Robert Frank of Euphoria Salon as the barber. Drink specials and giveaways will be happening throughout the night.


The Irish Embassy wanted to get involved as “St. Baldrick” is an invented saint, combining St. Patrick and baldness.

Owners Jerry Hembury and Mike Graham were visiting a pub in Las Vegas that was having a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, and thought it was a great idea. Though neither will be able to be in town for the head shaving event, Manager Phil Brennan will be on the list of shavees. “I think this is for a great cause – a lot of my family and friends have been affected by cancer and I think this is a fun, different way to bring awareness to this terrible disease, while raising some (hopefully a lot) of money for this battle against cancer. I challenge locals to volunteer to shave their head as well – I think this will be the first of many years (for the Embassy) doing this type of fundraiser.”


About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005, it has funded over $76 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit


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[…] shave my head anyway, it kind of seemed like the universe was sending me a message when I saw that my local Irish pub was holding a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, and that they were looking for volunteers to have their heads shaved to raise money for charity. I […]

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