Thursday, April 11, 2013
The restaurant raised more than $500,000 and approximately 460 people shaved their heads at the Syberg's restaurant chain's annual event in Sunset Hills.
Helen Fitzgerald's annual St. Baldrick's event brought in $526,477 in 2013, making it the top-earning event for the children's cancer awareness fundraiser, according to the St. Baldrick's website. Around 460 individuals shaved their heads this year. The restaurant, which is part of the Syberg's restaurant chain, teamed up with WIL 92.3 DJs Cornbread, Judy Diamond and Derrick Keith, who acted as emcees. (The trio raised around $35,000 for the event, according to Syberg's Marketing and Advertising Manager Tracy Stamper.) Volunteers Peggy Schneider and Laura Wolff had a large part in organizing this year's event, Stamper told Patch. Helen Fitzgerald's raised $436,000 last year, according to Stamper. View participant photos in two albums on …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
More than 80 people shaved their heads during Lindbergh’s second annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.
Local hairdressers shaved 83 heads during Lindbergh’s second annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser on March 8, raising more than $7,000, according to a news release from the school district. Kennerly Elementary School alone raised $242 during a Crazy Hair Day fundraiser. Next year’s event is already on the calendars for March 7, 2014, and donors can still give online this year at www.stbaldricks.org (search “Lindbergh High School”).
Monday, March 12, 2012
Event chairperson Laura Wulf vows to keep raising money until childhood cancer is cured.
There are 512 people walking around today with a sudden loss of hair on their heads—and more than likely they couldn’t be prouder. Saturday Helen Fitzgerald’s hosted the 9th annual St. Baldrick’s event, the biggest one to date. St. Baldrick’s began on St. Patrick’s Day in 2000, when four Irish reinsurance executives turned their industry party into a head-shaving event to benefit kids with cancer. Back then 20 people vowed to have their heads shaved and raise a goal of $17,000. Little did they know they would raise more than $104,000 in their first year. “It shows how just four people can truly make a difference,” Laura Wulf, event chairperson said while addressing the crowd. Now St. Baldrick’s is the world’s largest volunteer-driven …