We don't take ourselves too seriously. A bald head is just another way our teams can continue that fine Fadó tradition.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 9, 2007
Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant played host to one of the nation's leading children cancer charities, the St. Baldrick's Foundation, during special events over the St. Patrick's Day season. The events, organized by local affiliates of the St.Baldricks Foundation, raised over $525,000 during 'shavee' events at 7 of its 12 Irish Pub locations.
The events, where volunteers raise money to have their heads shaved bald, took place March 15th - March 17th and included over 300 friends of Fadó. All proceeds go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation- a non profit organization that raises money for children's cancer research.
"We are privileged that the local St. Baldrick's organizations choose Fado each year to host these events to benefits children's cancer research .We have enthusiastically supported St. Baldrick's at Fadó, and it continues to grow each year. In 2007 we helped Baldricks raised over $525,000 in just three days for this wonderful charity. The willingness of our customers, managers, employees, and vendor partners to pitch in for this great cause is absolutely touching," commented Kieran McGill Fadó Pubs, Inc CEO.
The Baldricks event at the Fadó Chicago on March 16th was the top event in the company with 125 participants raising $250,000. The Fadó Chicago shaving session was one of the top 5 events in the entire U.S.
A number of Fadó management and staff went under the shears this year. McGill said," We don't take ourselves too seriously. A bald head is just another way our teams can continue that fine Fadó tradition."
About the St. Baldrick's Foundation
St. Baldrick's is a head-shaving event to raise money for childhood cancer research. Each "shavee" collects donations from friends and families to support the cause. They attend an event in their area, where they are shorn along with other shavees. The funds collected support the National Childhood Cancer Foundation's research network of leading children's hospitals and cancer research centers. To learn more call (800) 458-6223 or go to http://www.stbaldricks.org.
About Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant
Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant is part of a group of authentic Irish pubs formed by three Irish and Irish-American entrepreneurs. Kieran McGill, Fad́o CEO, is a native of Dublin, Ireland and created the first Fad́o in 1996. Fad́o has locations in Austin, DC, Denver, Chicago, Columbus, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Seattle, Stamford (Tigin Irish Pub), Dallas (Tigin Irish Pub), Atlanta and Lincoln Park, RI. Fadó will open new locations in Annapolis, MD and St. Louis, MO in 2007.
Fadó Pubs, Inc.
309 E. Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone (404) 841-0066