Gordon Biersch helps kick off St. Baldrick’s
February 8, 2013 1:56PM
Chris Brophy (far right) and Bolingbrook FIre Pipes and Drum Crew. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Updated: March 11, 2013 6:09AM
Gordon Biersch at The Promenade Bolingbrook welcomed the opportunity to kick off the fundraising season for St. Baldrick’s Bolingbrook 4 Kids on Jan. 29 by hosting a Beer Tapping Event.
The event was open to anyone interested in supporting St. Baldrick’s and raised more than $2,500, including a monetary donation from Gordon Biersch Restaurant & Brewery.
This was the fourth year Gordon Biersch hosted the event.
St. Baldrick’s is the world’s-largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity for children with cancer while requesting donations of support from family, friends and local businesses.
Bolingbrook 4 Kids is in the top 25 largest St. Baldrick’s events and continues to grow each year.
The event has been hosted annually since 2007 by the Bolingbrook police and fire departments and The Promenade Bolingbrook.
The St. Baldrick’s Bolingbrook 4 Kids event will take be March 16 at Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., opening ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m. with shaving starting at 7:15 p.m.
Funds will be raised by volunteers from Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Romeoville and surrounding areas who shave their heads and through sales of food & drink purchases, raffle tickets and a silent auction.
Music will be provided by Music Mania, The Weber Irish Dancers and The Bolingbrook Fire Honor Guard Pipes and Drums. Food sponsors include Promenade Bolingbrook restaurants, including Bar Louie, bd Mongolian Grill, Francesca’s, Gordon Biersch and Go Roma.
The event will honor numerous children with cancer along with their families. Families that have lost their children to cancer will also be present and honored.
For more information or to register or donate, visit www.Stbaldricks.org and search for Bolingbrook under events. To stay updated, visit www.facebook.com/#!/stbaldricks.bolingbrook.