Participants in a St. Baldrick's event shave their heads in exchange for donations towards cures for childhood cancers and giving survivors long and healthy lives. It's a simple concept, a fun time and a very effective fundraiser. The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds more childhood cancer research grants than any other organization except the U.S. government.
Our 11th annual event was held Sunday March 29th 2014 at the new Westport YMCA . Sportscaster Deb Placey & St B's Board Member/TeamBrent cofounder Mike McCreesh rocked the Opening Ceremonies. We then had a blast as hundreds of people shaved their heads, and DJ E-Train entertained the crowd while Heidi Curran Photography & Laurie Wright Photography offered complimentary studio photography. The YMCA generously offered free use of their facilities for the day (pool, fitness center, child play area.).
Roving photographer Ben Sachs returned for his tenth year ..Watch his video that condenses 2013 shaving into three minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZhx4Oi-dYM&feature=youtu.be
We have raised over $3.7 million for St. Baldrick's. We have made a difference. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2gVMlMyShg#t=19
A free and easy (cheek swab) bone marrow drive was held for interested, healthy adults ages 18-44 to join the Be the Match bone marrow registry & potentially save a life. Over 112 people have registered to become donors at TeamBrent's events. The Be the Match registry services patients who need a matching unrelated donor willing to donate stem cells on their behalf for a transplant. Our friend Tom Sicotte manned the drive this year. His daughter Anna is now cancer free thanks to her match. We have had 4 other friends contacted as a potential match, although upon further testing, none worked out. REGISTER to give the gift of life. Free, easy – and it matters!
We all rest in the shade of trees that we did not plant.
Each year the St. Baldrick’s Foundation officially Knights an elite group who has helped shape St. Baldrick’s by being involved for at least seven years. Less than 1% of participants receive this designation. We have been pleased to Knight 61 people at our events. This # is ridiculously high and says a lot about the passion of our community: Becky & Tom Andronowitz, Matt Andronowitz, Rich Baron, Scott Bisson, Bette Blackwell, Dennis Brown, Jim Burgraff, Kyle Byrne, Sandra Cassidy, Chris Calise, John Cody, Sean & Tiernan Curley, Dylan Curran, Matt & Mike Delach, Dave Dennehy, Mike & Timmy Donahue, Deborah Dutko, Anne Farkas, Timmy Farrelly, Todd Goodfellow, Roger Haney, Jonathan Heinzman, Jack Hernandez, Danny Jagoe, Andrew Kelly, Bill Keough, Jane Kronick, Andrew & Michael Lau, Gina Ludlow, Sam Mahler, Kyle Mazza, Mike & Dana McCreesh, Tim McManus, Noah Miyahlo, Kristin Nierman, Scot Parnell, Pedro Pires, Deb Placey, Siobhan Powers, Joe & Joey Rainis, Pete Reiter, Tracey & Ben Sachs, Jason Scully, Neal, Sam & Ben Seideman, Stephen Seigel, Bill & Calvin Sharp, Matt Wilcox, John Wiseman, Courtney Yanni. Who will we Knight this year?????? Join us for Opening Ceremonies to find out!
Looking for another way to support us? Pick up some TeamBrent Ravioli at Cinch in the Fairfield Sportsplex complex. A portion of the proceeds ALWAYS goes to TeamBrent!
Thank you Sweet & Simple, Keough’s Hardware, Infinite Web Designs, Castle Computer, Moffly Media, vineyard vines, Discovery Capital, Curran VW, Mathnasium, NECA Chess, Success Printing & Mailing & Nauti Dolphin for your support!
Event Hosts: Kristin Nierman, Courtney Yanni, Alicia Westerlund, Becky Andronowitz & Jane Kronick.