Go Bald for St. Baldrick’s Foundation with Nine Fine Irishmen
at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3rd annual event on Las Vegas Strip
Set for March 3 to raise money for children with cancer
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip invites the public to go bald during the 3rd Annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. People of all ages are invited to attend the festive outdoor event, where the bravest volunteers will shave their heads on the Brooklyn Bridge to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Cancer Research and bring attention to the many children battling cancer.
“Shaving your head is a very compassionate way to show support for those who are fighting this deadly disease. Every year I look forward to shaving my head and showing my solidarity,” said Michael Kennedy, executive director of food & beverage at New York-New York. “In the past we have had such a great turnout but there is still more work to be done. This year we are looking to make a larger impact by setting a goal to raise $100,000 to help shave the way to a cure.”
Over the past two years, 290 people have raised more than $124,000 at Nine Fine Irishmen during St. Baldrick’s Day events. Prior to event day, shavees can raise money by forming a team and requesting donations through the St. Baldrick’s website or an individual can simply register at the event with the $50 minimum required donation. As a thank you for participating, shavees receive a free pint of Guinness or a Jameson Cocktail (must be 21 years or older) from Nine Fine Irishmen along with a goody bag that includes a complimentary rollercoaster ride, t-shirt and hat as well as other special offers.
Donors who love their locks don’t have to shave their heads. There are many other ways you can show your support:
· Sponsor a shavee through the website (www.newyorknewyork.com/stbaldricks12 ) or in person during the event
· Purchase a St. Baldrick’s Shamrock, which can be signed and posted on the wall at Nine Fine Irishmen to show support
· Purchase merchandise at the event
All proceeds from these sales benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Cancer Research.
The free event will feature entertainment the entire family can enjoy including a live shaving station on the Brooklyn Bridge; food and beverage specials; live music; face painting and balloon animals for children.
Live Entertainment Schedule:
· 1 p.m.– 3 p.m. – The Spazmatics
· 3 p.m.– 6 p.m. – Phoenix
· 6 p.m.– 9 p.m. – Sin É Rí – Ra
· 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Ashley Red
For the Kiddies:
· 1 p.m.– 6 p.m. – Face painting and balloon animals
In January 2012, St. Baldrick’s awarded an infrastructure grant of $250,000 to the Alliance for Childhood Diseases doing business as Cure 4 The Kids Foundation at Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada, which is located in Las Vegas. These infrastructure grants provide institutions with resources to enable them to conduct more research and enroll more kids in ongoing clinical trials – their best hope for a cure.
For more information on the event or to sponsor a team log-on to newyorknewyork.com/stbaldricks12.
About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available. Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open seven days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.ninefineirishmen.com or www.newyorknewyork.com.
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. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. 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, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005; it has funded over $56.9 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit stbaldricks.org.