Why are people shaving their heads bald? What does pizza have to do with cancer? Find out in today’s Long Island good news commentary.
St. Baldrick’s Day Comes to Long Island
In this world where beauty means everything to so many, St. Baldrick’s Day events are an inspiring show of solidarity with cancer patients everywhere. On St. Baldrick’s Day, both men and women shave their heads as part of a cancer fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Recent Long Island fundraisers took place at Hofstra University, Molloy College, The Downtown Café in Glen Cove, Napper Tandy’s in Smithtown, and Sachem East.
Those who missed past St. Baldrick’s Day events can go to Lily Flanagan’s Irish Pub, located at 345 Deer Park Avenue in Babylon, on Sunday, March 24, from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. According to the KJOY community calendar, the event will include Irish dancers, raffles, and food and drink specials.
The Lily Flanagan’s St. Baldrick’s Day event page encourages people to shave their heads, donate, volunteer, or all of the above. According to the page, “The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.”
Everywhere you look, you will find beauty products, beauty magazines, aestheticians, hair growth products, and anti-aging creams, all designed to make people feel good about themselves. Yet, newly-bald people at St. Baldrick’s Day events put all of that aside as they stand with friends and loved ones, making St. Baldrick’s Day unique among so many fundraisers.
Brooklyn Square Pizza Supports Seaford Woman with Cancer, March 19
Brooklyn Square Pizza, located at 3620 Merrick Road in Seaford, is making it possible for anyone to help fight cancer. Tomorrow, Brooklyn Square Pizza will donate a portion of sales to support Seaford resident Tara Robinson. To participate, customers need to indicate that their purchase is for Tara’s cause. Proceeds will defray cancer treatment costs not covered by her insurance.
Businesses that support the community deserve to be recognized. Tomorrow, money from Brooklyn Square Pizza will ease Tara Robinson’s burden just a little, and customers will not have to spend any more money than they normally would. In addition, Brooklyn Square Pizza will get a little positive publicity, and the satisfaction of helping someone in need. When businesses support a good cause, it’s a win-win situation all around in my book.
“We’re a small town that has gone through a lot lately, but with all we’ve been through, we still have had the strength to support our friends and neighbors that have suffered through the most severe difficulties. We’re a close-knit community that bands together and rallies around those in need,” a flier for the fundraiser states. For more information, see this Patch article.