Rí Rá Las Vegas Fights Childhood Cancers With
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Head-Shaving Fundraiser March 12
Rí Rá Las Vegas hosts its fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event on Saturday, March 12 to raise money for the national organization funding research to find cures for all childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
Starting at noon, registered attendees will shed their locks to support the fight against childhood cancers. Those looking to make a bald statement can register online (www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/7982/2016) or on-site the day of the event. Once registered, volunteers will raise funds for St. Baldrick’s by soliciting donations from friends, family and anyone interested in contributing to the cause.
On Saturday, March 12, those who have signed up for the St. Baldrick’s event will go bald at the pub. Throughout the day, local barbers will volunteer their time to give the haircuts. Those wishing to keep their hair can donate funds online or at the pub.
Over the last four years, Rí Rá has raised more than $76,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and lifesaving childhood cancer research.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to innovative explorers who bring with them the promise of a future free from childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.
About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is one of nine pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.