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Posted on: February 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Parker’s Shave the Mayor event to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation and childhood cancer res

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Join Parker, Colorado Mayor Mike Waid and more than 30 enthusiastic participants for the third annual “Shave the Mayor” event on April 18, 2015. Participant will shave their locks, and in some cases – beards, in support of the St. Baldrick's foundation and the fight against pediatric cancer. You can join in the fun and see community-minded participants, including Mayor Mike Waid and his son Matthew, Councilmember Josh Martin and Councilmember Joshua Rivero, go bald to support childhood cancer research.

Shave the Mayor will take place on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Vehicle Vault, located at 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway in Parker. Want to help? You can sign up to shave, make a donation toward the event’s $10,000 fundraising goal and view the full list of Shave the Mayor participants at www.shavethemayor.com!

Mayor Waid started the Shave the Mayor event in 2013 after he realized that Parker did not have an event to support this amazing foundation. “Our lives are all touched by cancer in some way - through our families, friends or coworkers,” said Waid. “This event is one small way we can all make a big difference for the childhood cancer community and help fund research to find cures.”

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 $154 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.

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