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St Baldrick Night

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Tonight the Atlanta Thrashers come home with their first regulation win in a while. Tonight we see if we can’t go 2-for-2 against some of the best there is out there right now. And while the Atlanta Thrashers are battling for a chance in the playoffs, Thrasher fans have the opportunity to help in the battle for cancer.

Tonight is St. Baldrick’s night in Blueland. St. Baldrick’s is a non-profit organization that raises money for childhood cancer research.

“The concept of St. Baldrick’s was devised in 1999 by three Irish-American reinsurance executives from New York City, and grew from a single event to a nationwide effort in a relatively short period of time, now known as the world’s first and largest volunteer fundraiser for childhood cancer research. The founders decided to turn their St. Patrick’s Day party into a benefit for pediatric oncology research by shaving their heads, thereby showing solidarity with children undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Therefore, the name of the Foundation is a play on the words Bald and Patrick – going bald on St. Patrick’s Day, led to St. Baldrick’s. (wiki)”

Tonight, for $5 you can either have your head shaved or cut in the Philips Experience. 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

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