Oklahomans going bald for Baldrick’s

St. Baldricks Gail head shave

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans are going bald in order to help fund sick children.

Today, the Plaza District is holding a charity drive dedicated to funding childhood cancer research and generate more charitable income for cancer research.

The organization’s signature events ask that fundraising volunteers shave their heads in solidarity with children undergoing treatment. Stylists from Velvet Monkey will be shaving heads for the several willing people from around the community, raising funds for this cause.

Honorees for St. Baldrick’s Day on the Plaza include Davin, a Lewisville, Texas child who lost his battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at age 11, and Daniel, whose rare type of ALL left his family with no other option than experimental treatment until his passing. Daniel’s story touched event coordinator Suzanne Yancey and inspired the creation of this event.

Attendees of Plaza Sunday will also have an opportunity to save a life. As part of St. Baldrick’s Day on the Plaza, the organizers of Swab Squad will be on hand with a pop-up marrow drive to assist the OK Blood Institute in growing the Be The Match marrow registry.

As a part of St. Baldrick’s Day on the Plaza, local musicians Audra Yenny as well as The Black Rollers will perform live music during this event. Orange Rex will be the emcee along with KJ 103 and Brad B.

Plaza Sunday and St. Baldrick’s Day on the Plaza goers can treat themselves to brunch from some of the unique flavors on 16th Street.

Several of the shops are open extended hours, offering unique and local wares. Paint N Cheers will be offering painting instruction in their monthly, “Canvas & Kool-Aid” class.