How much is your hair worth to you? Would you shave your hair completely off for a good cause, such as raising money for Pediatric Cancer.
The St.Baldrick's head shaving event at Old Towne Sports Pub's Beach Bash is this Saturday, June 4th, from 11am-7pm.
Participants will take to a stage set up in the pub's parking lot. Barbers from 'PR & Partners' barber shop in Bristow and 'The Barber Shop' in Manassas will be on hand shaving heads—all in the name of children's cancer.
Want to participate? Just download a donation sheet or grab one at the pub. Then go around to each of your friends and co-workers and ask them how much they would donate to Pediatric Cancer if you shaved your head. Have them fill out their info on the sheet and collect their donation.
Some might shell out $5, $10, or even $20, but even a dollar helps.
Since similar head shaving fund raising events began in March of 2000, there have been over 2,500 successful events attracting over 100,000 shavees, including over 8,600 women.
The events have raised over $70 million dollars and have been held in all 50 states and 24 countries worldwide, including China, Guam, Italy, Japan, Iraq, Kuwait, Mexico & the United Kingdom.
Celebrities, including Jay Leno, Bow-Wow, Michael Douglas and Jackie Chan have been involved in the events, some even shaving their heads!
At this year's event in Manassas, high ranking officials will be getting their heads shaved and dunked in a dunk tank, including City of Manassas Police Chief, Doug Keen, Delegate Jackson Miller and City Council Member Marc Aveni and members of the Manassas City Fire and Rescue Department and police force.
Council member Aveni jokingly challenged the community.
"All who don't want their city taxes raised better come out and dunk me!"
All this plus a Beach Bash as real beach sand will be shipped in and spread out in the parking lot. There will also be multiple moonbounces for the kids, a "controlled" water balloon toss, 3-legged races, a Cornhole tournament with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and a live BBQ, serving up pulled pork, ribs, burgers, dogs, beans & coleslaw.
You can also get a chance to win tickets to see Zac Brown Band and country music superstar, Kenny Chesney.
Bartenders at the pub have been setting aside 10% of their tips from each shift and donating it to St.Baldrick's. So far they have raised over $1,000!
The idea for the event was first introduced by a local 8-year-old boy, son of the event's coordinator, Michelle Patrick.
"He came home from school and said that he wanted to get his head shaved to save kids with cancer. He said he had already asked his teacher how much she would pay him to go bald and she told him $50," Patrick said.
After some fast social networking, seven other boys were on board to shave their heads all Michelle needed was a venue.
"The first place that came to mind was the Old Towne Sports Pub because we saw how they stole the show at the St. Patrick's Day Parade," Patrick explained. 'I emailed Tim Holland and arranged a meeting. We walked out of the Pub speechless after meeting with him. All I wanted was a place to shave a couple of kids heads to raise some money for childhood cancer research and he was willing to let us participate in his "beach bash" and help us raise funds.
So far there'sover 20 shavees already lined, raising close to $4,000.