St. Baldrick’s Foundation's Big, Bold, Bald Head-Shaving Benefit was originally scheduled for the end of March, but due to COVID-19, the foundation adjusted gears. Over the past several weeks, several shavees have done virtual shaves. Recently, James Lantry and Jamie Yoakem took advantage of the loosened restrictions to shave at Big Ugly Brewing. The brewery's garage doors were opened and, to comply with restrictions, a barber chair was moved outdoors. This year, despite COVID-19, Big Ugly Brewing raised over $6,800 of its $10,000 goal for St. Baldrick's Foundation--the number one private funder of childhood cancer research.
In the coming weeks, Big Ugly Brewing hopes that others will come forward for a shave. One of the Beertenders, Will Forrest, said that he’d even shave his thick hair if the brewery raised another $1000 in the coming weeks. Donations can be made online at www.stbaldricks.org/events/bbb18.