The Rietschel family of Fallston has supported the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s head-shaving fundraisers to fight children’s cancer for the past five years. This year, their 5-year-old son, Elliott, stepped up to get his head shaved.
Elliott was one of 60 people who got their heads shaved at the eighth annual fundraiser Saturday at Looney’s Pub in Bel Air. The event, which started in College Park in 2012, has been at Looney’s since 2013.
“I was very proud of him,” Elliott’s father, Matt, said. “He was very excited.”
Similar head-shaving events are held in communities around the country each year as people get their heads, as well as beards or mustaches, shaved in exchange...