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Young, Old Flock To Yonkers For St. Baldrick's Event To Fight Cancer

A Yonkers Montessori School student gets his head shaved for charity. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Montessori School students show off shaved heads for a good cause. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Montessori School students show off shaved heads for a good cause. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Montessori School students show off shaved heads for a good cause. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
T-shirts for St. Baldrick's on sale. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Face painting was one of many activities Sunday at the Yonkers Brewing Co. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Yonkers Mayor Michael Spano's son, Christopher, gets his head shaved for charity. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Getting face paint... Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Pat Curtis (L) and Pat Breen, both of Yonkers, got their heads shaved for the cause. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

YONKERS, N.Y. - Children and adults alike descended on the Yonkers Brewing Co. Sunday to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation - a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers.

Many got their faces painted, and others enjoyed the beer and food, but the most popular fundraising activity seemed to be getting your head shaved.

"This is a great charity event," said Mike Muller of the Yonkers PBA, which staged the seventh annual event. "All the proceeds from our events go to fighting kids' cancer. It goes to our hearts because we know how it affects families and children. In the last several years we've raised close to $400,000.00"

Muller said the community response has been strong.

"It's amazing," Muller said. "Everyone comes out. ... We have volunteers from all different areas of the city, and actually all over the state. Everyone gets very excited about it. It's a great day."

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