East Northport goes bald for a good cause

March 18, 2014 by  

This month, people in East Northport and the surrounding area have had a couple of chances to shave their heads for a good cause.

To help raise money for childhood cancer research, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation sponsors head-shaving events annually. The tradition started in 1999, after one of the founders convinced two friends to give back to the world, as a way of saying thanks for being fortunate in business.

According to the organization, which raises money for cancer research across the globe, one child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. In total, about 175,000 children across the world receive a cancer diagnosis every year.

One head shaving event took place on March 9 at the Changing Times Ale House, starting at noon. The goal was to raise $50,000 for the foundation. The restaurant had a good turnout for the event.

People who missed the event in East Northport had a chance to participate in similar events on Long Island. The Centereach Civic Association held an event last Saturday, March 14 at the firehouse, starting at 7:00 pm. This included a head shaving activity that took place at 3:00 pm.

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