Just Irish Enough event raises over $80K, shaves nearly 200 heads for St. Baldrick's

MCCOOK – Almost 200 shavees embraced the beauty of being bald at the 2014 Just Irish Enough benefit for St. Baldrick's on Friday.

The head shaving event, hosted at the MAX in McCook, had 12 barbers in attendance to help the shavees shed their locks. Participants at the benefit could also donate pony tails for the foundation.

One La Grange Park resident eagerly awaiting to donate her hair, was 11-year-old Sophia Schultz. Schultz, who's been a shavee for the past three years, raised the most money as an individual girl for the second year in a row.

After raising more than $2,500, Schultz said she shaves for in honor of her best friend Dominic and her grandma.

"I didn't go for the trophy," Schultz said. "I did it because it's for a good cause."

Including Schultz's contribution, the Just Irish Enough evening raised $81,813 for St. Baldrick's this year, according to organizers.

Brian Twomey, of La Grange Park, raised more than $2,700, bringing in the highest amount for the boys and Eric Fouliard,, raised more than $2,800, winning the lead for all participants. Both had their heads shaved as well.