July 16, 2012
Chicago goes bald!
The community comes together to shave their head for charity at Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America is ready to Go Big! and Go Bald! for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Over 65 participants throughout the Chicagoland area, even Six Flags team members, have committed to shaving their head bald to stand in solidarity with children fighting cancer!
This special fundraising event takes place from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on July 19th inside the Six Flags theme park. All donations go directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research.
Registered participants will become a hero for these children and have an opportunity to earn a free ticket or free Season Pass to Six Flags Great America while doing so! There will be free food, games, face painting and early ride time on X Flight! Guests that want to attend can purchase a $26 ticket on-line allowing them entry to the 8 a.m. event. After the event, guests and participants have the privilege of staying in the park the rest of the day for free.
"This is a chance to give back and help support families in our community,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America Park President. "We are honored to lend our park and resources to provide a day of fun for such an important cause."
Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and it remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. By shaving their head at this event, participants will help create support and awareness for childhood cancer research.
Those interested in registering for the event or donating should visit www.stbaldricks.org.
About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
Two great parks, one low price. Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a FREE 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, a nighttime illuminated parade and three children’s areas. Get ready to take flight! New in 2012, Six Flags Great America welcomes X Flight, a ground-breaking wing coaster with no track above or below.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with approximately $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For more information visit www.sixflags.com.