The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will host its annual Hoboken fundraising event – “Kick Kids’ Cancer and Celebrate Life” – to fight kids’ cancer on Saturday, March 10, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Northern Soul Bar, 700 First St., Hoboken, N.J.
“I’ve got two healthy sons, others aren’t so lucky,” said event coordinator Jim O’Brien, of Hoboken. O’Brien will shave his head for the eighth time and invites any other shavees to register and raise money by going bald with him.
Hoboken barber, Nicole Appice-Davis, returns this year and will try to help the team break its record take of $8,068 raised a few years ago. Appice-Davis has sheared dozens at the event over the years, each of whom raised money through sponsors.
Initially inspired by the story of a courageous 6 year-old boy who died of cancer seven years ago, O’Brien made it an annual event after his son’s friend also contracted cancer. The event is an offshoot of an annual St. Patrick’s Day party he and his buddies had hosted since college. Over $30,000 has been raised by the local event over the years.
There will be live music, food and drink specials, and crafts for the kids. There is no fee to attend, but a hat will be passed. Supporters may also make donations on-line.
The national St. Baldrick’s Foundation, established in 1999, has raised more than $200 Million to fight the scourge of kids’ cancer, and this year a collection of local businesses has joined in to support the cause.
Interested shavees or donors are invited to go to https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/kickkidscancer2018 or contact Jim O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org