Head shaving fund-raiser planned

An annual head shaving event to raise money for childhood cancer research is set for June 24 in Grand Junction.

The sixth annual St. Baldrick’s and Community Hospital benefit is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lincoln Park Barn off 12th Street south of North Avenue.

“We have had hundreds of local men, women and children brave the shave in solidarity with those who lose their hair during cancer treatment. We’re pleased to invite everyone down to Lincoln Park Barn to watch, bid on our amazing live and silent auction items and, if you’re truly courageous, be a part of a head shaving team,” said Jim Hamlin, the event organizer.

“We also want to take an opportunity to invite local community businesses to come and join us in the fight against childhood cancer,” Hamlin added. “This truly affects every community, and we want to continue to unite together for this great cause.”

The St. Baldrick’s event in Grand Junction has raised more than $260,000 over the past five years. The goal for this year is $75,000. Donations fund research to treat childhood cancers.

To register a team, make a donation or obtain more information, visit the website at www.stbaldricks.org/events/GJ2017.