Participants had their heads shaved to raise money for St. Baldrick's to fund research on children's cancer.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Check out video and photos of people shaving their heads to help out a great cause.
Update, April 8 Chris Cherwin, organizer of the event, posted a statement: A team of dedicated volunteers hosted a St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Rosati’s Pizza in Yorkville. With the generous support of many local businesses, hard work of the volunteers, and the shameless enthusiasm of the shavees, we were able to raise $14,500 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The money that we raised will help fund the most promising research for cures to childhood cancer. Thank you to everybody that supported this event. Original Post On Saturday, Rosati's of Yorkville hosted a St. Baldrick's head shaving event to raise money for childhood cancer research. Shavees raised money through donations from their friends and family. Online donations…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Come see the hair fly at the second annual event to benefit child cancer research.
This Saturday, hair will be flying at the Rosati's in Yorkville, 1985 Marketview Drive. But don't worry, it won't end up in your pizza. The hair is part of a fundraising effort for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer research in which candidates have their hair chopped off. "Since most people are sensitive about their hair, people will raise some amount of money to shave their head," said organizer Chris Cherwin. She added that in some cases that might be facial hair, as last year Yorkville's Mayor Golinski raised $500 and pledged to shave off his moustache. So far there are over 25 individuals who have pledged to shave their heads for the event with just over $3,600 so far raised for St. Baldrick's. It's …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
March 17 event at Rosati's raised more than $10,000.
The St. Baldrick’s event held at Rosati’s Pizza on Saturday, March 17 was very successful. This event had 45 people shave their heads, and some long-held mustaches. All together, this event raised over $10,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. I would like to thank the following for their support: TJ Banning and the staff at Rosati’s Pizza; Heidi, Trisha, and the other barbers from Heidi’s Salon Making Life Beautiful; Mayor Golinski, States Attorney Weiss, and the other shavees; Malea’s Mobile Manicure; All-Pro DJ & Karaoke; and those that volunteered their time for this event. The following businesses donated items for our raffle: Avon by Nicole Stepanek, Bella Tressa Hair Studio, Bellagio Nails, Cobblestone Bakery and Bistro, Del …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Mayor Gary Golinski's head and mustache were shaved Saturday to raise money for childhood cancer research.
About 45 people had their heads shaved on St. Patrick's Day to raise money for childhood cancer research. More than that came off at Rosati's Pizza Pub, though. Mayor Gary Golinski ended up having his mustache shaved, too, after last-minute donations pushed him past his $1,000 fundraising goal. Other participants included Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis and Rosati's manager TJ Banning. Overall, the event raised about $9,000, organizer Chris Cherwin said. Donations are being accepted online here.
Monday, March 12, 2012
The signature shaving event raised more than $8,000 for childhood cancer research.
Matt Lopez has had his head shaved six times to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research. But on Sunday, Lopez, of Aurora, did a lot more: He hosted an event at Ultimate Sports Bar in which more than 40 people had their heads shaved for the cause. He estimated they collected $2,000 or $3,000 above the $7,687 the event raised online. "We're getting a great turnout," Lopez said Sunday. "I didn't know what to expect because it's my first year and a small town." Rosati's Pizza Pub will host a similar event starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Mayor Gary Golinski and State's Attorney Eric Weis have committed to shaving their heads. Click here for more information on that event.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
More than 30 people have committed to shave their heads Sunday to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds research for childhood cancers.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Yorkville's mayor is pondering the fate of his mustache after committing to shave his head March 17 to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds research for childhood cancer.
Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski and his mustache go way back. In fact, he's only shaved it off once in his adult life. But now, he "must-ache" you a question in light of a special charity event: Should the 'stache stay or go when he shaves his head with a group of other people raising money to support childhood cancer research? Golinski and Yorkville residents Chris Cherwin, Bill Foxwo and Jason Halstead have committed to shaving their heads March 17 at Rosati's Pizza Pub to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation. The event will kick off at 5 p.m., but participants presently are raising money ahead of time online at this site. You can donate toward Golinski's $1,000 goal at this site. In addition, Rosati's manager T.J. Banning has …