18/8 Barrington Goes Bald To Support Childhood Cancer Research

st baldricks head shaveThe St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons, 120 S. Hough St., Barrington, Illinois on Sunday, March 13 from 12 to 4 p.m. CT where volunteer shavees will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for lifesaving research.

“We are really excited to host the first St. Baldrick’s event in Barrington,” said Jeff Eggert, owner of 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Barrington. “This is an exciting day for the community as we team up together to raise awareness and funds for an important cause.”

Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer; one in five won’t survive, and those who do often suffer long-term effects from treatments too harsh for their developing bodies. Kids are special, and St. Baldrick’s treats them that way. From its beginnings, St. Baldrick’s has believed that kids deserve the chance to be kids – fun-loving, carefree, refreshingly honest, and always a little goofy – and deserve the chance at a future. That’s why donations raised at events like this have made it possible for St. Baldrick’s to fund more than $178 million to support the development of childhood cancer treatments that are as unique as every kid.

18|8 Fine Men’s Salon is hosting the event with Shakou Sushi, which is located at 121 W. Main St. Shavees will sign in at Shakou before making their way to 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon where there will be 18|8 stylists and volunteer shavers. All money raised by the shavees and shavers will go to St. Baldrick’s.

To sign up to be a shavee or to donate to St. Baldrick’s, visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/188barrington2016.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation

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As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to innovative explorers who bring with them the promise of a future free from childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.

About 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons

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Claiming its name from the original formula for stainless steel, 18% chromium + 8% nickel added to steel, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons offers its clients that same transformative effect – leaving men looking better, feeling better and performing better. Since launching in 2002, 18|8 has established itself as the only men’s salon catering to a discerning clientele with an upscale suite of hair care and salon services. 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons currently has 400 stores operating and in development.

To learn more about 18|8’s services, visit www.eighteeneight.com.

About Shakou

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Shakou Barrington is the third location for the Shakou brand that has been taking the Suburbs of Chicago by storm since opening the original Shakou in Libertyville in 2013 and expanding to St. Charles in the spring of 2015.  The Shakou Cares program is the Social Mission of Shakou. The owners of Shakou designed the program to help support local causes within the community.  Visit www.shakousushi.com/barrington for more information.