11th Annual St. Baldrick's Day Head-Shaving Event Returns to New York-New York Hotel & Casino, March 7, 2020
The Strip’s Leading St. Baldrick’s Event Invites the Community and Local Celebrities to
Brave a Shave and Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research Efforts
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 10, 2020) – For more than a decade, New York-New York Hotel & Casino has rallied the local community in the fight against childhood cancer, raising more than $2.5 million for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. On Saturday, March 7, the 11th Annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event will return to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, including how to sign up to brave the shave, visit StBaldricks.org.
While hundreds of volunteers take the stage throughout the day to shave their heads and raise funds for childhood cancer research efforts, friends, family and passersby can enjoy entertainment and activities for all ages on the Brooklyn Bridge and snap a selfie with some of the city’s most celebrated names in entertainment, public figures and sports team mascots who will be lending a steady hand as celebrity head shavers and emcees.
“St. Baldrick’s has become one of New York-New York’s most anticipated events of the year for staff and guests alike,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, President and Chief Operating Officer at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. “The funds raised at this event go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s efforts to fund research cures for childhood cancers, so the volunteers who come out to fundraise and brave the shave are truly helping save lives.”
For more information on St. Baldrick’s Day at New York-New York, including how to brave the shave, StBaldricks.org.
About New York-New York
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of the iconic original, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the hotel’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. A dynamic new plaza experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, and Stupidiotic. New York-New York is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com, call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit StBaldricks.org.
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