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Saints punter Thomas Morstead going bald at Finn McCool's

Saints superstar Thomas Morstead is giving up his trademark flowing locks to help tackle the toughest opponent of his career so far - childhood cancer.

The footballer has signed up to be a participant in the huge St Baldrick's Day block party to be held at the Mid-City bar on Saturday from 11am - 4pm. Local celebrity barber Aidan Gill will take a razor to Thomas' hair in the highlight of the annual fund-raising event.

Every year regulars at Finn McCool's get sponsored to step up onto the stage and lose their locks. Last year the drinkers collected nearly $70,000, but they have already matched that amount and hope to hit the magic six figures on Saturday.

Finn McCool's owner Pauline Patterson, fresh from the hugely successful St Patrick's Day celebrations, will also be going under the shears this year. She has been sponsored to the tune of more than $4,000 and said: "Thinking about going bald is terrifying, but this event is all about fund-raising, not hair-raising! It's for a fantastic cause and I'm delighted one of the city's sporting icons is doing what he can to give cancer the boot."

More than 120 people have signed up to be shaved, and there is a huge list of auction and raffle prizes on offer including round-trip plane tickets on Jet Blue, a pasta-making class and dinner at the Domenica restaurant, a private cooking lesson from top-rated chef Susan Spicer, and membership to the Foundation Room at the House of Blues.

The St Baldrick's Foundation fights childhood cancer which kills more kids in the USA than any other disease. The Finn McCool's fund-raising page can be found here.

For more details please contact Finn McCool's owner Pauline Patterson on (504) 650 9844.


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