On Saturday, March 23rd, a “Rock the Bald” head and beard shaving event was held at Fireside Bar and Grill in New Melle to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds research for childhood cancers.
Participants had been raising money online for several weeks before the event, and donations were also taken that day. The top fundraiser was Keith “Cookie” Tenney of Foristell - with over $3,000 by day’s end. Other top money raisers were Scott Sluhan, Josh Ellis and the New Melle Fire Department Team (Rick Massey, Jeff Capstick and others.)
Hair Stylists who donated their time and expertise were Jessica Masterson and Megan Irizarry from Lox Family Hair Salon in St. Peters; and Rita Klos, Hair Care by Rita, in New Melle.
The grand total for the event was $7,854 (including 50/50s and other cash donations) and a great time was had by all. What a great accomplishment for a first year event! A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed and participated!
Now let’s hope all those bald heads don’t get sunburned!