Cut-A-Thon Making 2013 Friendly City Debut

For the first time, people don’t have to go bald to help a good cause on St. Baldrick’s Day.

The 10th annual Wheeling St. Baldrick’s day event at 2 p.m. today at the Stone Room at Wheeling Park will feature the usual head shaving in solidarity with the children who lose their hair, but a “cut-a-thon” has been added for those who would like to have their hair cut but not shaved bald.

”We have had people come to the Wheeling event the last 10 years who always say, ‘If I didn’t have to shave it I would donate the cost of getting it cut to St. Baldricks,”’ said Dave Parsons, a 10-year St. Baldricks volunteer. ”So, this year we will have professional hair stylists from the area on hand to cut the hair of attendees the way they would like it for a minimum $15 donation to the 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.

Anyone who would like more information on the cut-a-thon or any aspect of the St Baldrick’s festival weekend should call Dave Parsons at 304-905-8906.