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Four Generations of Family Shave Heads for Childhood Cancer Research During St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in Henderson

February 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE JOHNSON, (702) 267-2110

The Linehan/Yant/Temme family is buzzing to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising money for lifesaving childhood cancer research, by shaving their heads at this year’s Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival.

WHAT:  St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Event

WHEN:  Saturday, March 16, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

WHERE:  Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, Water Street District

WHY:  Led by Pat Linehan, a member of the Southern Nevada Sons of Erin organization and 12-year veteran of the St. Patrick’s Day event, the four-generation team, comprised of Chris Linehan, 36 years old and son to Pat; Casey Yant, the 5-year-old grandson of Pat; and Richard Temme, Pat’s 86-year-old father-in-law, is competing in the annual shave-off.

“We chose to support St. Baldrick’s because many of our family members have been afflicted with cancer,” said Pat, 62 years old. “We’re thrilled to be involved with this great cause. We hope our contributions will help find a cure for childhood cancer.”

Now in its third year, the head-shaving event, sponsored by the Southern Nevada Sons of Erin, has raised $20,000 for the local chapter of St. Baldrick’s. Along with his fellow Irishmen and women, as well as his family members, Pat is looking to top this number at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

The Linehan/Yant/Temme head-shaving squad is looking for donations. In addition, the Southern Nevada Sons of Erin club is looking for people to give back, either by shaving their heads or sponsoring a shavee.

For more information or to get involved in this year’s St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraiser at the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, visit  HendersonLive.com or call the city of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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