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Celtic cousins cutting up for cancer research

From left, Lynn Glenn, Brie Pryde and Dawn Wise cut it up at de Vere's Irish Pub with friends Delain Finley, Graeme Black, Philip Venable and Jeffrey Roy in preparation for a head-shaving fundraiser for cancer research through The St. Baldrick's Foundation. Wise was diagnosed recently with cancer. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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From page A1 | March 09, 2012 |

The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association and de Vere’s Irish Pub are getting in the spirit of a saint — no, not St. Patrick, yet — St. Baldrick.

Instead of putting up shamrocks and raising glasses of ale, the Celtic cousins will be taking off their tams and shaving their heads to raise funds for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at de Vere’s, 217 E St. in downtown Davis.

St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer organization raising money for research against childhood cancers. Last year, 40,065 men and 5,276 women shaved their heads en route to raising more than $28 million.

“Henry de Vere White met with me several times and mentioned he was sponsoring this event, and I went for it,” said Jeffrey Roy, membership chairman of the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association, who will be losing his locks. “I’m shaving my head, and I’m freaking out.”

This is the first year that the association is joining in the festivities. Its members are not only participating to help raise money for research but also to show solidarity with a group member, Dawn Wise, who was diagnosed with cancer in the beginning of the year.

“I thought, ‘I’ll join and I’ll help,’ but I hadn’t thought about shaving my head,” said Wise, who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. “But when I realized I was going to lose it all (from chemo), I thought, ‘Might as well.’ ”

Delain Finley is also shaving his head, “but not the beard.”

“This gives me a good feeling to give back to children’s cancer research,” the newly arrived Dixon resident said. “It makes you want to give.

“I’m more excited about what we’re doing this for. Hair will grow back.”

Philip Venable, former chief of the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association, is excited about the outreach but will be keeping his hair.

“It makes me feel good because we’re doing something for the community and its members,” Venable said. “We want to establish ourselves as a community-oriented group and give back. This takes it to the next level.”

DSCA piper Neil Henderson isn’t sure he’ll be getting his hair cut or not, but he is closely connected with the purpose.

“I’m not sure anyone would notice,” said Henderson, referring to his limited hair. “It’s personal for me, too. My mother is a cancer survivor, and my youngest cousin in England just had a tumor, but she’s doing good now. … Then I know my friend Dawn.”

The Davis event is looking to raise at least $3,000. As of Thursday, the DSCA had passed its goal and reached $3,100.

Notes: The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association will host the Scottish Games at the Dixon May Fairgrounds on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the organization, email scotsindixon@castles.com.

For more information about The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, visit http://www.stbaldricks.org.

— Reach Kim Orendor at korendor@davisenterprise.net

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