The Rue 62 Salon/1st Place Sports Bar & Grill in Hoffman Estates hosted a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event Sunday, and childhood cancer research came up a big winner.
Rue 62 stylist and event organizer Carol Bishop said 21 people signed up to get their heads shaved while also raising more than $13,000. Bishop, of Palatine, said Sunday morning she was expecting more donations from walk-ins and money from the raffle that was being held, predicting that by the end of the day there could be about $25,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
"It was the most incredible experience and journey of my life," Bishop said of the big day.
Stacy Clark of Carpentersville said she felt compelled to get her hair cut after one of the children at the day care facility she works was diagnosed with cancer.
"It feels good and freeing," Clark said after getting her hair cut.