St. Baldrick’s Day
2013 Battle of the Pubs!
Shear amazingness! How much money would it take to shave your head? What if all that money went to making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer? That’s what St. Baldrick’s Day is all about—going bald for a good cause.
Every year, we gather the community for a one-day event that brings together teams of people willing to shave their heads bald as a sign of solidarity with children who are fighting cancer. All participants, which include local businesses, schools, politicians, de Vere’s patrons, and even plenty of women, raise money in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, then congregate at de Vere’s Irish Pub (Midtown Sacramento and Davis) to shave their heads. And yes, we’re talkin’ buzzed bald!
We hope you’ll all come out and get involved. It’s truly an inspiring and entertaining evening to participate in as well as watch. (There’s literally an assembly line of headshavers and shavees!)
Please help de Vere’s Irish Pub support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by making a donation on our behalf to support childhood cancer research. After all, in the United States, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease. Click on “Make a Donation” or donate by mail or phone. Thank you for your support!
2010 Event Results: We raised $100,000! (Goal was $75,000.)
2011 Event Results: We raised $101,827 (Goal was $125,000.)
2012 Event Results: We raised just over $200,000
2013 Can we break $225,000?
Get involved & Help Conquer Childhood Cancer
Become a Shavee
St. Baldrick’s shavees shave their head in solidarity with kids fighting cancer while raising money from friends and family. Join or start a team to participate at one of our pub events.
Sign up to get bald!
Donate or Join One of Our Teams
Participate at a local St. Baldrick’s events
The Keaton Raphel Memorial:
On June 20, 1997, our 5-year-old son, Keaton, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer of the nervous system).
In the following nine months, our doctors at UC Davis Medical Center began a very aggressive treatment approach. It was discovered that a cutting-edge clinical trial was taking place at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. This treatment was New Hope and offered Keaton a 70% chance of survival. Together, UC Davis and Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute began a coordinated care program for Keaton. Without hesitation, as a family, we flew to Boston. In December of 1997, Keaton began a double bone marrow transplant. By now, he had endured six cycles of aggressive chemotherapy treatment, removal of the tumor from his abdomen, and a lifetime dose of radiation therapy.
On February 20, 1998, after a nine-month battle, we suddenly lost Keaton due to complications of his second transplant. Keaton remains our “Hero of Heroes,” he entered the fight for his life on angel’s wings.
In memory of our son, we created a not for profit organization that, since it’s inception, has remained committed to helping childhood cancer families in Northern California through our Patient Care, Research, Advocacy, and Education funds. We feel very blessed by the support we received while caring for Keaton. Our tragedy has opened our eyes and presses us forward. The war is not over.
Robyn Raphael Founder/CEO ~ Keaton’s Mommy Forever
To support children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational, and financial support, while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.