The humming buzz of hair clippers filled the night air Thursday outside de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis as 8-year-old Finnegan McCaffery’s red curly locks fell to the patio floor. He was joined by his dad, Jeff McCaffery, in support of the North Davis Elementary School’s “Super Shavers” and teammates Tyler Whitcomb, 10, and Cody Leveau, 8. It is the team’s third year participating with their captain, Davis parent Stewart Savage, to “brave the shave” during the annual St. Baldrick’s event to raise money for childhood cancer research. The team has raised $3,200 and hopes donations will continue to pour in.
Thirty people had their heads shaved in Davis by volunteer Supercuts stylists Mayra Muñoz and Amber Joslin, raising nearly $25,000. Another 200 signed up for a Monday night shaver session at de Vere’s pub in midtown Sacramento, with the goal of raising $150,000. The St. Baldrick’s events are hosted locally by the Keaton Raphael Memorial, a Roseville nonprofit charity for childhood cancer. It is holding two more St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events this week: Wednesday at the Sacramento Kings game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Sleep Train Arena and Saturday morning at the Bell Brothers event at Raley Field.
“The St. Baldrick’s events are amazing because you have so many people coming out in the community who want to help,” said Tamara Coil, Keaton Raphael’s marketing coordinator. “It definitely makes you have hope.”
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