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Thirsty Lion shaves heads in year's cancer fundraiser

Each year, Thirsty Lion celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at its downtown Portland, Hillsboro and Tigard locations with live music, Irish food specials, a selection of 52 beers on tap and a goal to shave heads and raise thousands of dollars for St. Baldrick’s Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer.

This year, with the addition of the new Thirsty Lion in the Streets of Tanasbourne (2290 N.W. Allie Ave.) in Hillsboro, the sixth annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration should be the largest to date and raise the greatest amount of money for St. Baldrick’s.

Each year on St. Patrick’s weekend, Thirsty Lion teams up with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, and hosts three signature head-shaving events at each of the Thirsty Lion locations.

“Shavees” who pledge to shave their heads ask friends and family to make donations “on their head” throughout the months of February and March and in return, they attend Thirsty Lion’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Festival and shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer.

In 2013, Thirsty Lion raised nearly $50,000 for childhood cancer research and had more than 200 “shavees.”

This year, with the addition of Thirsty Lion in Hillsboro, the locations will join together to honor local children suffering from cancer with the goal to shave more than 300 heads and raise $60,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

To join Thirsty Lion’s fight against childhood cancer, visit stbaldricks.org/campaigns/thirstylion.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads, raising money to fund research.

Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.

For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please call 1-888-899-BALD.



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