Shave A Thon Hosted by Cedar Grove Elks

Courtesy Cedar Grove Elks

Last Sunday March 8th, The Cedar Grove NJ Elks #2237 hosted its 13th Annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation “Shave a thon” to help Conquer Childhood Cancer. 22 shavees (including one lady) came from 17 towns around the area with the farthest coming in from Florida. Shavees go online to www.stBaldricks.org and register their heads on the Cedar Grove Elks SB event. Donations are collected online, per mail and in person at the Shave a thon, and can continue to be received for a full year from the date of the event. 

Helene Rosso & Marie Bevilaqua, licensed hair buzzing specialists, from the Point After Salon in Woodland Park,  have donated their time for the past seven years, skillfully separating the hair from these generous shavees.  

This year’s event raised over $25,000 and it was added to the total accumulation of  $410,000 since the Cedar Grove Elks started this Shave a thon 13 years ago. St. Baldrick’s has provided $258 million dollars in grants, fighting pediatric cancer,  since their inception in 2000 spanning over 29 countries. 192 grants were given to hospitals close by in the Metro north NJ/NY area.   

 

Pictured: Michael S. Corbosiero, Cedar Grove Elks’ member& officer, has participated in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation “Shave a thon” for over 11 years now. He raised a record $1,400 this year and donations can continue to be made to him at www.StBaldricks.org for a full year until the next even.

Mike noted: It is the most comfortable way to raise money for a great cause. All you have to do is sit in a chair and get a professional hair and beard cut. No swimming, biking, walking or running required. 

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