John Anderson shows off his close shave at St. Baldrick's fund-raiser.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Walter Joyce
Sunday, September 25, 2011
John Anderson has been growing his hair since May to help raise money for kids with cancer. It was beginning to stick out funny under his baseball cap, so John was thankful on Saturday that it was finally time for a close shave. Anderson was one of more than 60 men, plus boys from Caldwell football and soccer teams, who went bald in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity for pediatric cancers, at the Shillelagh Club of West Orange. You could just about hear the buzz of the clippers over the band as barbers volunteering their own time gave each of the participants a close shave. Anderson joined the Shillelagh Club a year ago when he attended the St. Baldrick’s event. "It really made an impact on me, seeing how organized and …
John Anderson (and dozens more) will get a close shave at the Shillelagh Club to raise money for kids with cancer.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- L. Klonsky
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Why would a bunch of right-minded individuals get together, in public, to have their heads shaved? For charity, of course! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the Shillelagh Club of West Orange encourages the community to get involved in the fight against childhood cancer by supporting its St. Baldrick’s benefit at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Volunteers, including John Anderson from Livingston, will sit side by side and face the clippers as part of the worldwide effort of Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer. Anderson joined the Shillelagh Club a year ago when …