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Say goodbye to your hair for a good cause at the St. Baldrick’s ‘shave party’

Annual event to raise money for childhood cancer research is set for March 6 at Mulvaney’s B & L in Sacramento


St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and that means so is St. Baldrick’s — an opportunity to join the fight against childhood cancer while letting your hair down before getting it shaved off.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center partners with Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance each year to bring the St. Baldrick’s event to the Sacramento region. This year, the St. Baldrick’s  Brave the Shave event will be held on March 6, from 5 – 8 p.m., at Mulvaney’s B & L, 1215 19th Street, Sacramento.

Last year, St. Baldrick’s Foundation raised more than $20 million nationally to help kids conquer cancer. According to the foundation, every two minutes a family is given the devastating news that their child has cancer. One in 263 children in the U.S. will get cancer before they turn 20 years old. Because of research, survival has improved, but for some kids there is little hope for a cure.

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“Bald is beautiful when it means you are raising money for pediatric research,” said cancer center marketing specialist Chris Joyce, who is helping to organize the event.

The competition to raise the most money is underway and the team at the top currently is UCDH Innovation Technology, which has raised about $3,000 to date.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is hoping the local teams will collectively raise $30,000 this year.

“The true winners are pediatric cancer patients because we not only raise money by shaving our heads, but we also raise awareness about the need to fight childhood cancer when we share why we’ve shaved,” said Joyce, who is participating and encourages others to join him.

Register your team or contact for more information. If you are not ready to Brave the Shave, donations are always welcome.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center serving the Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of more than 6 million people. Its specialists provide compassionate, comprehensive care for more than 100,000 adults and children every year and access to more than 200 active clinical trials at any given time. Its innovative research program engages more than 240 scientists at UC Davis who work collaboratively to advance discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat cancer. Patients have access to leading-edge care, including immunotherapy and other targeted treatments. Its Office of Community Outreach and Engagement addresses disparities in cancer outcomes across diverse populations, and the cancer center provides comprehensive education and workforce development programs for the next generation of clinicians and scientists. For more information, visit