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My brother Pat Coburn, (left) Ontario, CA and Me, Sierra Madre, CA

Lt. John E. “Jay” Coburn, Mateson, IL Fire Dept. – My brother

His son Christopher “CJ” Coburn, Mateson, Il

His other son Nathan “Nate” Coburn, Mateson Il

DOT COM DINING A Look At San Gabriel Valley Restaurants by SanGabrielValleyMenus.com

                                    

Heads to be Shaved for Charity at Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant, Village Pizzeria, Other Local Restaurants/Businesses Also Pitch In

 

By Bill Coburn

 

Local restaurants and businesses have stepped up to the plate (or should we say barber chair) to sponsor Dot Com Dining author Bill Coburn as he shaves his head and beard to help fund childhood cancer research, as part of the St. Baldrick's Day festivities to be held at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant on Tuesday, March 8th, around 6:30pm.  This is Matt Denny's fourth year hosting the event locally, and thirty men and women will shave their heads.  Shaving will be done by members of Del Sol Salon of Arcadia.  “This has been a great way to show support for the kids, and raise much needed funds for cancer research.” Says Matt McSweeney, owner of Matt Denny’s.  In the first three years Matt Denny’s has participated, more than $100,000 dollars has been raised at this venue.

 

Cancer is the # 1 disease killer of children.

Everyday forty-six children, or two classrooms of students, are diagnosed with cancer. Over the last twenty-five years, the incidence of childhood cancer has increased every year. Forty years ago, childhood cancer was almost always fatal. Today, through the advancements in diagnosis and treatment, 77 percent of the children with cancer can now be cured. Despite this remarkable progress in research and treatment, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children.

 

The St. Baldrick’s Celebration was dreamt up in 2000 by John Bender and Enda McDonnell, two reinsurance executives from New York City. They had been challenged by a friend and colleague, Tim Kenny, to give back to society. For quite a while, these men and other friends, all of whom have Irish roots, had been observing St. Patrick’s Day in the traditional way---pints at their favorite pub, with music and laughter in great supply.

They decided to give their celebration a little twist and help children diagnosed with cancer. Because the treatment given these youngsters often causes their hair to fall out, the group recruited volunteers to have their heads shaved in public in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family to support their sacrifice. The event became the St. Baldrick’s Celebration, and is typically held near St. Patrick’s Day.   The first year, their goal was to raise $17,000 by shaving 17 heads.  They raised $104,000.  In 2004, more than $3.5 million dollars was raised.   Since its inception, more than $6.5 million dollars has been raised.

 

The mission of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is to raise awareness and funds to conquer kids’ cancer by shaving heads on St. Baldrick's Day.  Cure Search National Childhood Cancer Foundation is the primary beneficiary of St. Baldrick’s efforts. CureSearch NCCF supports the work of CureSearch Children’s Oncology Group, a network of physicians, nurses and scientists who conduct clinical trials in childhood cancer and perform cutting-edge research at more than 200 member institutions, representing every pediatric cancer program in North America, treating over 90 percent of children with cancer in North America. As a result of CureSearch COG’s collaborative research effort, the cancer death rate has dropped more dramatically for children than for any other age group, and has directly led to significant increases in cure rates for childhood cancer.

 

I got an e-mail from my firefighter brother, Lt. John Coburn of the Mateson IL Fire Dept., telling me that his department was going to participate in St. Baldrick's, and telling us where we could sign up online to sponsor him.  Online, I saw that two of his teenage sons, C.J. and Nathan, had also signed up to have their heads shaved.  Shortly after that e-mail, my other brother, Pat Coburn, who lives in Ontario, said that he was going to try and support Jay's efforts by shaving his head as well.  I vacillated for a while, but decided that if I could find 10 companies to sponsor me with a minimum $25 donation, there would be five Coburns shaving their respective heads, and I’d throw in my beard, as well.  As of this writing, I have pledges of $700. 

 

To find out more about St. Baldrick's,Day, and to make a donation, visit their website at www.stbaldricks.org.  Or you can call 1 888 899-BALD to make a donation by phone.  You will receive a tax donation certification in the mail or by e-mail.  My sincere thanks to all the businesses that have agreed to sponsor me, with special thanks to Village Pizzeria in Sierra Madre, which currently has pledged the largest donation.  The sponsoring businesses are:

 

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