McHenry County and St. Baldrick’s Foundation invite you to Go Bald for a Cause

McHenry County neighborhoodsSince the first St. Baldrick’s event in 2000, thousands across the country have sacrificed the hair on their head to help fund the research of the Children’s Oncology Group. The first event, hosted by creators Tim Kenny, John Bender and Enda McDonnell, raised $104,000 and had 19 individuals shave their heads. Last year, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation celebrated a milestone, reaching $100 million dollars in raised funds. McHenry County is one of several communities that host a Community Shave each year and residents of nearby McHenry County neighborhoods are invited to join the fight against childhood cancer by going bald for a cause.

Sponsored by the McHenry County High School and hosted at the West Main school gym, the community shave is scheduled for Thursday, March 14th beginning at 5:00 p.m. As a McHenry County home builder, Gerstad Builders encourages residents to participate in this local event. If you are not sure about shaving your head, you can buy t-shirts or send money with your children to school, as several local schools have put together teams for this event.

The McHenry Community Shave is supported by McHenry County school districts 156, 36 and 15, as well as the City of McHenry Police Department, Fire Department and Character Counts. McHenry has set a goal for their 2013 St. Baldrick’s Effort to earn the honor of having the largest number of shavees in the world, so as a community, let’s make this happen.

Thursday, March 14th, come out and support those searching for a cure by shaving your head. If you have any questions or would like more information, visit the McHenry High School District 156 website.

Gerstad Builders is excited to be a part of a community that supports organizations such as the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Come be a part of this fantastic community today when you purchase a McHenry new home from Gerstad Builders. For more information, visit

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