Smithfield Hog Production’s South Central Region will be hosting a “Pork Chops and Crew Cuts” head-shaving event to help conquer kids’ cancer on Friday, April 13.
The event will take place at the Rosemary Office Complex, located at 137 Farrow to Finish Lane (near Rosemary Road) in Rose Hill. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and will include the head-shaving event and a lunch of pork loin sandwiches and hot dogs.
All proceeds from this event will go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the aim of raising funds to help find cures for children with cancer. St. Baldrick’s was founded in 1999 with the inaugural event held on St. Patrick’s Day 2000 in Manhattan, where $104,000 was raised by 19 shavees. Since that time, St. Baldricks event organizers and volunteers have hosted thousands of head-shaving events and shaved hundreds of thousands of heads, raising over $118 million for life-saving childhood cancer research.
All events are hosted by volunteers in the community, with the foundation providing planning tools and support. Volunteers can find events near them and help set up the event space, shave heads, have their heads shaved, or any combination of the three. Events have taken place in all 50 US states and 28 countries.
More children die of childhood cancer than any other disease in the U.S. and every year 300,000 kids worldwide are diagnosed. Children with cancer hope for the same things that healthy children hope for and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation exists to allow these children to turn their dreams into realities.
The goal for South Central is to raise $25,000. For more information, call 910-282-4221.