The 14th Annual FMH St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event was held Monday, March 25, at the River Center Eventorium in downtown Des Moines with the “Iowa Nice Guy,” Scott Siepker, as emcee for the evening.
This year, 51 participants from FMH, IMT, and Mercer shaved their heads or styled their hair in crazy ways and colors at this event to raise a total of over $108,000, along with donations from volunteers, for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Over 240 people attended to show their support for this worthy charity.
There were also special activities for kids to enjoy including face painting, crafts, and balloons. One of the children’s activities included creating get well cards which were then delivered to patients at the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines the next day.
St. Baldrick’s is an organization dedicated to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and giving survivors long and healthy lives. FMH has hosted this event for 14 years and, in that time, has contributed a total of $300,000 in annual corporate donations.