St. Baldrick’s Foundation

 

 

SBF-teambrent-rgbWould you shave your head for a child?

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 will take place Sunday March 29th at the new Westport YMCA .   Join us at  12 noon for Opening Ceremonies , featuring sportscaster Deb Placey & St B’s Board Member/TeamBrent cofounder Mike McCreesh, followed immediately by head shaving, entertainment by DJ E-Train, complimentary Studio Photography by Heidi Curran Photography & Laurie Wright Photography.  Shaving & photos will end at 2pm.  Bring a towel as the YMCA is generously offering free use of their facilities for the day (pool, fitness center, child play area…even the basketball court after we clean up (2:30/3ish?).

Registering and donating online helps – though walkins & cash are never refused.

https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/TeamBrent

Roving photographer Ben Sachs will return for his NINTH year ..Watch his video that condenses last year’s shaving into three minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZhx4Oi-dYM&feature=youtu.be

We have raised over $3.5 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 will be going on so that interested, healthy adults ages 18-44 can join the Be the Match bone marrow registry & potentially save a life. Over 110 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 will be manning 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 46 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, Chris Calise, John Cody, Mike Delach, Dave Dennehy, Mike & Timmy Donahue, Deborah Dutko, Anne Farkas, Todd Goodfellow, Roger Haney, Jonathan Heinzman, Jack Hernandez, Danny Jagoe, Bill Keough, Jane Kronick, Gina Ludlow, Sam Mahler, Kyle Mazza, Mike & Dana McCreesh, Noah Miyahlo, Kristin Nierman, Scot Parnell, Pedro Pires, Deb Placey, Siobhan Powers, Pete Reiter, Ben Sachs, Jason Scully, Neal & Sam 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.