The seventh annual Bald In The Boro will take place on March 17th at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles at 450 Butler Drive. Heads are shaved and money is raised to benefit the St. Baldricks' Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research grants.
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic CEO Joey Peay told NewsRadio WGNS . . .
Pediatrician Dr. Jeremy Harrison started Bald in the Boro 7 years ago.
Bald in the 'Boro is a head-shaving event where participants make a contribution to the St. Baldrick's Foundation in exchange for a shorn scalp, and sometimes a St. Patrick's Day themed Mohawk! Hundreds of people have turned out for the event in years past, allowing MMC to raise well over $250,000 to support childhood cancer research.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation reports more children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. Before they turn 20, about one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will have cancer. Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every three minutes.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. Government.
Bald in the 'Boro needs volunteers, donations, and people of all ages and walks of life to get their heads shaved. To participate or learn more about the event, visit baldintheboro.com.
On Friday (3/10/17), WGNS was joined by Marshall Campbell and Denise Flanagan who told us all about the upcoming event. You can hear the entire interview below. The interview is 24 minutes in length.
- Date: Mar 17, 2017
- Time: 4PM
- Location: Lanes, Trains and Automobiles Entertainment Depot, 450 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro, TN