Shave Away Childhood Cancer with Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino
at 4th Annual St. Baldrick’s Extravaganza
Head shaving fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research on March 2
Make a bold move in the fight against cancer and go bald with New York New York Hotel & Casino at Nine Fine Irishmen for the St. Baldrick’s Day head shaving event on Saturday, March 2 from 1 – 11 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day on the New York-New York Brooklyn Bridge with live music, drinks and more, where participants can 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.
“Shaving your head is an incredible act of generosity and respect for the courageous children battling cancer, not to mention a fun way to build awareness for St. Baldrick’s,” said Rick Jost, vice president of human resources for New York-New York. “Nine Fine Irishmen and New York-New York look forward to welcoming the community to celebrate life and raise money for this important cause.”
In its fourth year, Nine Fine Irishmen’s St. Baldrick’s Day free events are amping up the excitement from years past with live performances by Spazmatics, Phoenix and Ri-Ra on the Brooklyn Bridge and restaurant patio, festive drinks from the outdoor bar and photo opportunities at the head-shaving booths to commemorate the day.
In exchange for their tresses, shavees can take advantage of a special “shavecation” package at New York-New York featuring hotel accommodations, 2-for-1 admission to The Roller Coaster, 2-for-1 breakfast at Il Fornaio and half off daybeds at the pool. As an added bonus, any adult who shaves their head will receive a free pint of beer at Nine Fine Irishmen and children will receive a free ride on The Roller Coaster. Participants will also be given free admission to Celtic Feis, a three-day Irish festival at New York-New York on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Last year, more than 200 people came together to go bald, raising more than $100,000 for cancer research – this year’s event will keep up the momentum by matching last year with a fundraising goal of $100,000 to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Participants interested in shaving their heads for the cause can register online here for $50 or register day-of on site. Group registration is also available for teams and organizations.
For more information about Nine Fine Irishmen and New York-New-York’s St. Baldrick’s activities, visit newyorknewyork.com.
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 ninefineirishmen.com or www.nynyhotelcasino.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, visitnynyhotelcasino.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. 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 2000, more than 151 million USD has been raised for childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick’s, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit stbaldricks.org.