New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Shore Fire Media)
band members Patrick Murphy and Peter
Purvis will shave their heads on-stage on Wednesday, March 9 at Green Bay's Meyer Theatre on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer research. The Celtic rockers have already amassed over $9,000 to donate towards St. Baldrick's in the past several weeks and they'll continue to raise money up to their Meyer Theatre show next week.
Check out the video Purvis and Murphy made to announce their head-shaving plans: http://www.gaelicstorm.com/videos.html
See how you can donate to Purvis and Murphy's cause:
Patrick Murphy: https://www.stbaldricks.org/donate/donationinfo/participantid/425185/nouser/1
Peter Purvis: https://www.stbaldricks.org/donate/donationinfo/participantid/425290/nouser/1
Special guest Iana Stoinski, one of the five St. Baldrick's Foundation 2011 Ambassador Kids, will be in attendance at the show and will lend a hand to help shave Patrick's head. Iana, 6, was diagnosed with Wilms tumor at age 2 and after winning a tough fight, she is now in remission and eager to join Gaelic Storm and raise awareness about childhood cancer in her home state of Wisconsin.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research by hosting worldwide head-shaving events where volunteers collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund childhood cancer research. In 2010, the Foundation's volunteers helped raise more than $22.2 million by hosting more than 800 events and shaving more than 38,200 heads. This year alone, the Foundation has already raised more than $8.4 million to Conquer Kids' Cancer.
About the St. Baldrick's Foundation
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child's best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation's first grants as an independent charity in 2005; it has funded over $56.9 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about St. Baldrick's, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.