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St. Baldrick's 2012: Marco Island

What started as a speculative bet between friends in a New York bar room has mushroomed to a hugely successful childrens' charity.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.

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What started as a speculative bet between friends in a New York bar room has mushroomed to a hugely successful childrens' charity. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.

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  • The celebratory first cut off the night was Mel Slawik of Cathy O'Clarke's.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Here's cleanly cut Kristen Rasnick as her newlywed husband Robert takes his turn.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Kristen Rasnick drove down from Ft Myers with her husband Robert for the event and was the first female to get the full shave.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Jerry Lank and Cathy O'Clarke (owner) ready for the activities.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Star participant- here's Brady Wilhite, 10  of St. Louis who has now raised over $10,000 in just 5 years for St. Baldrick's.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Patrons enjoyed good food and grog at Cathy O'Clarke's Irish Pub.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Robbie Doherty entertained the crowd with his long list of Irish ditties.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Cutters- Alla Kravchenko and Russ Azzolina donated their hair cutting skills.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Carol and James Whitmyer along with Carol O'Brien, all Residents' Beach Bacci Ball team members helped present a $1000.00 donation.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Hallie Rice photographs her husband David getting the buzz cut.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • With several years experience helping the St. Baldrick's organization in Chicago, Mike Assaf kept things organized here on Marco.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • St. Baldrick's volunteers Debra Day & grand daughter Jessica sell T shirts as a fundraiser.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • Volunteers Pat Assaf, front with Jan Williams and Jan Zilch.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • St. Baldrick's enjoys lots of community and business support and has grown to a top worldwide volunteer organization.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.
  • What started as a speculative bet between friends in a New York bar room has mushroomed to a hugely successful childrens' charity.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Marco Eagle-Daily News.

With young and old alike raising funds and lining up for total buzz cuts on behalf of the St. Baldrick's Foundation the event held at Cathy O'Clarke's Irish Pub was a fun time and success despite the rain.  Early on one of the volunteers announced a $10,000 goal that was soon met fueled by a $1000.00 check from the Residents' Beach Bocce Ball Team. 

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