In terms of annual local events, the St Baldrick's Day head-shave is one with a genuine local affinity. The idea may have originated in New York - for St Patrick's Day 2000, a group of Irish executives decided to shave their heads in solidarity with some children with cancer who had lost their hair during chemotherapy - but Richard Kligler has put a Hong Kong face on the event. His son Sean, 11, who was diagnosed with a fast-growing malignant tumour, knows all about bald heads and has been in remission for a year. Kligler has taken the event to heart, recruiting volunteers to go bald to raise money for cancer research. This year's fund-raising event will take place on two days. The Hong Kong International School, which Sean attends, will host a head-shave among its students on April 10, while the adults will be shorn of their shaggy locks at Lan Kwai Fong's Dublin Jack on April 8. 'This way the kids will be able to have fun in their own environment and the adults can have a late evening of fun,' Kligler said. Last year 29 kids went for the cue-ball look and 42 adults volunteered for a chrome dome. In total, they managed to generate close to US$100,000. Kligler wants to top that and he's now looking for individuals willing to lose their hair for this worthwhile cause. Men and women are welcome. Volunteers can contact Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org .