EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Several Eastchester residents are going to be showing some skin for a good cause, as they shave their heads to support the fight against childhood cancer.
A dozen local barbers have volunteered to shave the heads of nearly 60 men, women and children at Mickey Spillane’s Pub on Saturday as part of a fundraiser to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The head-shaving event will take place between 3 and 7 p.m. at the pub on White Plains Road.
Those getting their heads shaved have secured pledges from other residents in the area. This is the fifth year the pub will host the event, raising more than $150,000 in the first four years.
According to the World Health Organization , more than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease.
Owner Stephen Carty says that more than 100 people in the Spillane’s organization and around the community will volunteer at this year’s event. His wife, Geraldine, will have her head shaved this year.
“I am blessed in so many ways, as so many of us are,” he said. “We’re fortunate to be able to come together to help do something that can help save children from this disease.”
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