Get involved and sign up your team to start fundraising NOW for the St. Baldrick's 13th Annual Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer at the HARP IRISH PUB on SUNDAY, MARCH 9th from 1-5pm at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/243/2014
With a profoundly personal reason to support childhood cancer research through the international St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the family connections at the Harp Irish Pub are strong. Tanya Connolly-Walsh, the mother of two young children and the daughter of Ray Connolly, the proprietor of the Harp Irish Pub in Roswell, explained why they are so dedicated to being part of the solution through this annual fundraising effort. “The St. Baldrick's event that we are hosting at the Harp Irish Pub on Sunday, March 9th from 1 to 5pm is a celebration! We invite the community to join us in raising these critical funds for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a non-profit company that funds research to help find cures for children with cancer. We found out that our son had cancer when he was just six weeks old, we’ll never forget that date, and it was on March 17th. This annual March event celebrates him and many others.” Tanya and her family are really dedicated to this cause. She explained, “My son, Keelin, now 9 years of age, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when he was only six weeks old. I am a lucky and fortunate mother to now say that he has been cancer free for six years.” See Keelin’s webpage for St. Baldrick’s to read his story at
http://www.stbaldricks.org/kids/mypage/375. So far, almost $18,000 of the $70,000 goal for 2014 has been committed to by our dedicated teams!
Ray Connolly said, “Monies raised by the St. Baldrick’s childhood cancer research are primarily raised through head shaving events across all fifty states in the USA and over 28 countries. The head shaving events are all based on bringing together volunteers, families and friends to shave their heads in solidarity for children who typically lose their hair during cancer treatments. This is our way of giving back to the community that we care about and bringing attention to this life and death issue that impacts so many families.”
He continued, “The Harp Irish Pub in Roswell has been hosting this event for the last 13 years and every year it has grown tremendously. The event is family friendly, it is a fantastic way for families and businesses to pull together and have fun, all while showing their support. All the participants involved volunteer their time; the kids help fold t-shirts, the barbers volunteer to shave the heads and of course, the Emcee inspires everyone in the room with jokes and laughter, plus encouraging all those submitting their heads to be shaved, both young and old.
Tanya said, “We are so happy to have the support of members of the Roswell Fire Department and their fellow brothers and sisters from other cities who come out and get their heads shaved, all while raising money for St. Baldrick’s. Dr. Roy Benaroch from Pediatric Physicians PC in Roswell, a returning shavee from the last several years, will also return to help inspire others to get involved.” Ray said, “People may not realize that the Harp Irish Pub is smoke free and family friendly, so we invite everyone to bring the entire family along to the Harp Irish Pub at 1425 Market Blvd, Suite 1339, Roswell, GA 30076 on March 9th between 1 and 5pm to be part of the fun.” You can check out the event webpage to make a donation or sign up a team online at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/243/2014. You’ll be making a big difference for kids! Contact: Tanya Connolly-Walsh, 678-634-1838: firstname.lastname@example.org.