The Strip’s Flagship St. Baldrick’s Event Welcomes the Community, Local Celebrities to
Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

07 February 2019
Celebrating a decade of bringing the community together in the crusade against childhood cancer, New York-New York Hotel & Casino will host its 10th annual St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Throughout the day, family-friendly entertainment will be available, including live music and activities, and some of the city’s most celebrated names in entertainment will take the stage to serve as celebrity head-shavers for those bold enough to brave the shave for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Those interested in braving a shave for the cause can register online here or onsite the day of the event. Group registration is also available for teams and organizations.

“Last year’s St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event at New York-New York was the top fundraising event in the country. The cause means so much to each and every one of our employees and we look forward to what we hope will be another record breaking year for this lifesaving event,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, President and Chief Operating Officer at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. “Seeing people from all walks of life come together to open their hearts and wallets in the name of finding a cure for childhood cancer fuels us to surpass our fundraising goal each year. I’m confident this year will be no different.”

This year’s event will be emceed by Vegas Golden Knights’ in-arena announcers Big D and Mark Shunock and New York-New York Hotel & Casino director of hotel operations James Healy. The roster of celebrity head shavers set to make an appearance includes Las Vegas Aces standout players, cast members from ABSINTHE, MAGIC MIKE LIVE, OPIUM, Chippendales, Human Nature, FANTASY, WOW-World of Wonder, Legends in Concert, and more.

For more information on the event and how you can contribute, click here.

About New York-New York

Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of the iconic original, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the hotel’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. A dynamic outdoor experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, and Stupidiotic. New York-New York is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit