Evergreen Rotarian, Tim Eagan, has been a one-man dynamo when it comes to raising money for charity.  More specifically, he has raised more than $18,000 in the past few weeks for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity committed to finding cures for childhood cancer, and has hopes of another $20,000 or more before he’s through.  But, Tim is quick to point out that he could not have done it alone.  He credits his team of volunteers.
It all began about ten years ago when Tim saw a television story about a St. Baldrick’s event on the evening news.  He was living in Highlands Ranch and decided to check it out.  So, the next year when he saw that there was going to be a “head shaving” to raise money for St. Baldrick’s, he went to the event to see first-hand what it was about. 
At the event, there were two or three little kids who were bald from undergoing treatment for cancer.  When some women at the event saw them, they immediately jumped into the chairs and had their hair shaved off.  Tim thought, if these moms can do this, I certainly can as well.  He did further research on St. Baldrick’s mission of raising funds for childhood cancer research, and soon became an advocate.  He’s been “shaving” ever since.
Two years ago, Tim decided to become a Volunteer Event Organizer for St. Baldrick’s.  In the meantime, he had moved from Highlands Ranch to Evergreen, so last year he organized Evergreen’s first St. Baldrick’s head shaving event.  This year, he decided to go all-out. 
On March 16, following the Rotary meeting at the Evergreen Firehouse, he organized a head shaving for firefighters.  A firefighters’ color guard, bagpiper, and drummer led off the event adding a special flair.  He had 10 volunteer “shavees,” who obtained pledges totaling $4,658. 
Tim followed that up with a community-wide head shaving at Ascent Church in Evergreen the next day.   Twenty “shavees” raised $12,580 leading up to the event.  He had the assistance of two local vendors who generously shared a portion of their proceeds.  Barefoot BBQ provided BBQ, while Rachel’s Creations did face painting for the kids.  The event was MC’d by KOOL 105 Morning Show hosts, Winston and Mel in the morning.  Evergreen Fire and Rescue provided a vehicle for the kids to explore on.  
On March 23, Tim organized a bowl-a-thon at The Wild Game, in conjunction with Evergreen Rotary’s Rowdy Rotarians night.  Our club squared off against Blue Spruce Kiwanis to raise another $1,000 for St. Baldrick’s.  Following the event, bowlers and onlookers alike adjourned to the clubhouse for an evening of music from the 3eatles, a Beatles tribute band.  Never one to do things half way, Tim even dressed as Sgt. Pepper for the occasion (see above photo).
Still not through, Tim worked with Evergreen High School’s Interact club on a plan to sell "Cougars-4-A-Cure" T shirts.  Beginning March 24, students and Rotarian “supervisors” began selling t-shirts at the high school and at Safeway and King Soopers in Evergreen.  The goal is to raise $20,000.  If successful (and maybe if not quite successful) Evergreen High School Principal, Brandon Brekke, will be the next “shavee” during half time of the boys lacrosse game on Friday, May 4.
And if that were not enough, Tim is still scheming to raise even more money for St. Baldrick’s.  He’s proposed to the proprietors at Cactus Jacks another head shaving event on the first weekend of summer called “Go Topless for the Summer” with a goal of raising another $2,000.  He’d like to get Shock Top Beer to sponsor the event.  Stay tuned for that one.
Tim clearly exemplifies the Rotary motto of service above self.  We’re proud to call you an Evergreen Rotarian, Tim.
For more on St. Baldrick’s see https://www.stbaldricks.org/ or read the St Baldrick's Fact Sheet.