Join the fight against Childhood Cancer at
New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s
Fifth Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza
March 1 Head-Shaving Fundraiser to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research
Make a bold move in the fight against cancer and go bald with New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Nine Fine Irishmen during the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event on Saturday, March 1 from noon to 11 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day on the resort’s Brooklyn Bridge and new outdoor plaza with special celebrity guest head-shavers, live music and entertainment, as participants shed their locks in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a national organization funding research for childhood cancer. The event is free and open to the public.
Participants interested in shaving their heads for the cause can register online here or register day-of on-site. Group registration also is available for teams and organizations.
“The St. Baldrick’s celebration marks one of our favorite days at New York-New York each year. This is an important cause and we’ll continue to fight the fight, working toward a cure,” said Paula Zappia, entertainment director of New York-New York. “We are especially thrilled as this year’s event will be held in our new outdoor plaza and we encourage the Las Vegas community and visitors to join us in making this an amazing gathering.”
Kathleen Ruddy, chief executive officer for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, said “We are excited to continue our partnership with New York-New York on this year’s event to help raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer. These events are vital to raise needed funds, enabling the Foundation to fund the best research projects focused on finding better treatments and cures for all childhood cancers. We are grateful to everyone who has dedicated their time and generosity to make this event such a success.”
This year’s St. Baldrick’s Day event will be hosted on New York-New York’s newly introduced outdoor plaza surrounded by fun shops Stupidiotic, Swatch, I Love NYNY and Starbucks. The festivities will include a special appearance by the Desert Skye & Pipe Band to kick off the event; live musical performances by Phoenix, Spazmatics and Sin E Ri Ra on the Brooklyn Bridge; celebrity guest appearances by renowned Las Vegas performers from Jabbawockeez, Jersey Boys, Absinthe, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet and others; activities including balloon art and face painting; a grand raffle prize; and photo opportunities at the head-shaving booths to commemorate the day.
Last year, more than $45,000 was raised for cancer research – this year’s event will continue the momentum with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
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 7 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 New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon. New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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 $127 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. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.