August 23, 2014
It's not just the day we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. March 17 is also St. Baldrick's Day - and that's why a lot of people in our area are shaving their heads!
St. Baldrick's is an international event that promotes fundraising for child cancer research. In Reno, the largest local event is taking place at the Reno Livestock Events Center. The clippers started buzzing around 6pm. About 300 people signed up to get their heads shaved.
"It just takes a subject that's such a difficult one like childhood cancer and it puts it in a fun atmosphere and it suports all the families and they just know that they're loved in the community," says Lizzy Dalton, with the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation.
Since 2006, NNCF has raised more than $600,000 at local St. Baldrick's celebrations. There was also another St. Baldrick's event going on at the Ole Bridge Pub. The event organizer said they exceeded their goal of raising more than $15,000.