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BLOG: Will the mayor shave his head????

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on September 16, 2009 at 6:43 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

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Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has a nice head of hair... I came to this conclusion after running into him this week downtown. Many men (who don't have hair) envy his hair, I'm sure. :)

This week, I found out that if Camp Rainbow Gold raises $25,000 dollars at the Helpful Happy Hour event tonight, Mayor Bieter will shave his lustrous locks. One of the Camp Rainbow Gold campers will get the honor of shaving his head! When I asked the Mayor about it , he says he's ready to do it! The community just needs to raise the money...

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In case you don't know, Camp Rainbow Gold is a program for kids diagnosed with cancer and their families. It provides events all year long to help them experience and celebrate life. I've had the chance to be a part of some of these events, and let me tell you - it's powerful stuff!

Helpful Happy Hour will be held TONIGHT at Lake Harbor Waterfront in Boise. 100 percent of the money made will go to Camp Rainbow Gold to build a ropes course at the summer camp, which is located in the Wood River Valley.

You can network with other Boise professionals, while supporting a great cause. Get your tickets at the door for just $10 bucks! There will be dinner, entertainment and silent and LIVE auction items. Here are some of the fun things that stand out:

*A weekend getaway in the Wood River Valley
*A kid's dream-come-true birthday party
*A barbecue dinner for 40 at Dirty Little Roddy's & free bull riding

Elizabeth Lizberg, the childhood and family services director for CRG says they are hoping for a sell-out, and they are hoping they can hold Mayor Bieter to his promise! They just need to raise $25,000 buckaroos! If that happens, he'll shave his head within two weeks, maybe on the steps of City Hall for all to see???

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Helpful Happy Hour
TONIGHT, Sept 17th
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Waterfront at Lake Harbor
3250 N Lakeharbor Ln
Boise, ID 83703

If you can't make the event but would like to add to the Shave-the-Mayor efforts, call 422-0176, or go to