Bald heads and hot dates to support childhood cancer research
EAGLE — The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at the Eagle Fire Department on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., where more than 100 shavees will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to conquer childhood cancers — 97 percent of money raised goes directly to cancer research.
This will be the ninth annual Eagle event, and this year’s cumulative donations are expected to hit the half-million mark. In addition to head shaving, attendees can also (or instead) directly donate or bid on silent auction items, including a child’s bike, jewelry from The Golden Bear, tickets to an Emmylou Harris and John Prine concert at Red Rocks, a fishing trip, golf for four at Eagle Ranch Golf Course and more.
After the head shaving, the party will move to The Dusty Boot restaurant in Eagle, where 20 percent of purchases benefit St. Baldrick’s, and one more exciting auction is offered: five dates with firefighters — four bachelors and one bachelorette.
Volunteer barbers from High Altitude Spa in Eagle, Sandi’s Barbershop in Gypsum, Shear Passion in Steamboat and others have donated their time and talent to this event. Attendees can purchase lunch and sweets on site, witness the hilarious Haircut Hall of Fame contest where the barbers make the most creative hairstyles imaginable before shaving it all off, and honor seven-plus year volunteers at the Knights of the Bald Table. Kids will receive a free activity book, balloon animals and enjoy the hijinks of Timbo and Jazz the clowns. KSKE Ski Country will broadcast live at the event from 1 to 3 p.m.