St. Baldrick’s event raises more than $60,000 |

St. Baldrick’s event raises more than $60,000

Joe Proudman / Tahoe Daily Tribune

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – More than 170 people turned out to shave their heads at the St. Baldrick’s event at the South Tahoe Ice Arena on Friday, leading to more than $60,000 raised for childhood cancer research, according to organizers.

Before the haircuts began on Friday evening, the event was listed on the St. Baldrick’s website as raising just over $48,000. Early on in the event, Christy Smith, organizer of the event and a founding board member of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, expected to easily pass $50,000, but made no mention of approaching so much more.

“Everyone was so engaged and having a fantastic time,” she said. “The love that was shared from the community was awesome.”

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