St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser with Rascal Flatts Gary LeVox, Craig Wayne Boyd

On March 7, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosted its third annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser at Vinyl with celebrity shavers Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts; Craig Wayne Boyd, season seven winner of NBC’s “The Voice” and opener of the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency at The Joint; Adrian Zmed, actor and TV personality; and Chris Kael, bassist of Five Finger Death Punch. The event raised more than $10,000 for the nonprofit organization.

Boyd kicked off the event by shaving a participant’s head while his No. 1 single, “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face,” played in the background. Although Boyd didn’t shave his own luscious locks, he posed for photos with fans and signed autographs throughout the afternoon. Also supporting the cause was Zmed, who shaved an attendee’s head with his wife Lyssa Lynne by his side.

In between shaves, local rock band Sin City Sinners took the stage to perform and the band’s manager, Jason Green, emceed the event. When Sin City Sinners finished performing, Green welcomed Kael to the fundraiser and asked him how many heads he would shave. Kael responded, “Until we’re done,” and stayed until the event wrapped up.

LeVox also made an appearance, took a moment to greet everyone and thank St. Baldrick’s Foundation for allowing him to be a part of the event. He then shaved the head of Max McAndrew, director of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel, while Rascal Flatts’ hit songs “Bless the Broken Road” and “Riot” played in the background. After finishing up, LeVox signed a few autographs and interacted with fans before heading to The Joint to prepare for the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! show that evening.

Other notable guests included Vinyl performers Elvis Monroe, Smells Like Nirvana and Peter Love, as well as singer and model Nieve Malandra.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. For more information, visit hardrockhotel.com.

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 $154 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, call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.

Photo credit: © Patrick Gray / Kabik Photo Group

 

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