Tuesday, March 31, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

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

By
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 [email protected].

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

— Reach Kim Orendor at [email protected]

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Coroner confirms West Davis deaths were murder-suicide

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Special playground dedication slated

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1

     
    Bob Dunning: Wrap your head around our MRAP need

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

    Solo crash kills Woodland man, 22

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Officials say Iran nuke talks will continue in new phase

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Police: Missing athlete died on freeway

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    French eye cockpit entry rules

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    ‘Old Autos’ at Hattie Weber Museum

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Davis tops list of best schools for the buck

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

     
    Lenten giving project highlights climate justice

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    DCCNS plans open house April 8

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Parent-child open house previews new Waldorf classes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Summer garden alert!

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Davis FFA and ag students host plant sale

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

    Poker tourney benefits DMTC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Camp Shakespeare begins Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Yolo animal shelter seeks donations

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5Comments are off for this post

     
    RSVP for Gerber Young Community Leader reception

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Pence Gallery recruiting volunteers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Move over, Muggles

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A5

    Tour de Cluck has selected its coops

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    CBH hosts Passover Community Potluck Seder

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    City extends nomination period for Huynh Awards

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Parenting class meets Tuesdays

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Neighbors invited to adopt Willow Creek Park

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Meeting examines Northstar Pond priorities

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    Pets of the week

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

    .

    Forum

    Maybe he loves the outdoors …

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Why can’t we be friends?

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

    A California comeback for gerrymandering?

    By Tom Elias | From Page: A8

     
    César Chávez’s peaceful civil disobedience forged a great legacy

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    A conversation about power

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Sports

    UC Davis opens hopeful spring football camp

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    A very palpable hit

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Over the years, The Show has been a reach for Davis

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD roundup: Sleiffer seals Aggie tennis victory over Montana

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Grizzlies beat Kings to end three-game skid

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B10 | Gallery

     
    Snubbed Temple, returning Stanford highlight NIT semis

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    30 years of dance in Davis with Pamela Trokanski

    By Chloe Lessard | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ a delightful family show

    By Bev Sykes | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Mischief to play at Picnic in the Park

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    Yolo Mambo will play at winery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Thursday Live! plans a blues party

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Jane Lynch performance rescheduled to August

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Hear some April Fool’s night jazz

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Dance the night away at house party

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (set 1)

    By Creator | From Page: B5

     
    Comics: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (set 2)

    By Creator | From Page: B7