Sunday April 3, 2016 was our 12th Annual TeamBrent St Baldrick's Celebration. We shaved 138 heads at The Westport YMCA to fight childhood cancer!
Would you shave your head for a child?
Participants in a St. Baldrick's head shaving 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.
Sportscaster Deb Placey & St Baldrick's Chairman elect Mike McCreesh rocked the Opening Ceremonies. We then shaved heads while DJ E-Train spun tunes, Heidi Curran & Laurie Wright offered complimentary studio photography, Once Upon a Face Paint painted heads, Ben Sachs captured the candid photos, Lauren Telesz signed copies of The Excursion, and participants enjoyed massages and free use of the YMCA for the day (pool, fitness center, child play area).
We have raised almost $4 million for St. Baldrick's and made a difference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2gVMlMyShg#t=19
A free and easy bone marrow drive was held for the Be the Match bone marrow registry, bringing the number of people who have registered to become donors at TeamBrent's events to 116. The registry services patients who need a matching unrelated donor willing to donate stem cells on their behalf for a transplant.
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 80 people at our events. This # is ridiculously high and says a lot about the passion of our community.
Stay tuned for details for the 2017 event.
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 to the Westport Weston Family YMCA, Sweet & Simple, Keough’s Hardware, Infinite Web Designs, Castle Computer, Moffly Media, vineyard vines, Discovery Capital, Curran VW, Mathnasium, Success Printing & Mailing & Nauti Dolphin for your support!
Event Hosts: Kristin Nierman, Courtney Yanni, Alicia Westerlund, Kelly Jacobson. Thank you Becky Andronowitz & Jane Kronick for your many years of support.