Making The Cut For St.
payback time for the guy whose job it is to “CLIP” you. By “CLIP”, we’re talking
about the Community Life Improvement Program – a division of the Philadelphia
Managing Director’s Office that attacks quality-of-life problems such as
graffiti, unkempt yards and properties, trash and animal violations, and high
weeds and grass.
start, the program, an idea coming from City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski to
address problems in her communities, has been a success. People who weren’t
taking care of their properties quickly have been “CLIPPED” with a fine and
citation if they don’t clean up their act.
the front of it all is Tom Conway, deputy managing director of Philadelphia,
infamously known as the “Clipman”.
time for you to CLIP Conway back, so to speak. For the second time, Conway has
offered his noggin for a full baldie cut this March as he partakes in a
fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Baldrick's began in 2000 as a casual bet between friends who wanted to get 17 of
their friends to raise $17,000 on Mar. 17 by having a hair-shaving party and
then donating the proceeds to the fight against childhood cancer. That first
year, they raised $104,000. Since then it has exploded into the world's biggest
volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer!
years, hair-buzzing events have taken place in 18 countries and 46 US states,
raising over $34 million by shaving more than 46,000 heads. Conway’s head is
going to be one of them this year as he yet again takes it all off at Paddy
Whack’s Pub in Northeast Philadelphia.
heard it right,” said Conway, rubbing his mane. “I'm shaving my head in
solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during
treatment, while raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.”
sponsors are out for blood, or at least a chrome dome, since many felt last year
he did not take off enough of his lovely locks. They are calling for him to go
completely bald and Conway has stated he’s ready to take off all the hair on his
body. “I’ll have the girls shave me from my head down to my ankles,” quipped
Conway. “But my donations better top last year’s!”
attend the hair-shaving event at Paddy Whacks Pub, 9241 Roosevelt Boulevard,
Rear Plaza on Saturday, Mar. 15 and make a donation there. Or you can log onto
www.stbaldricks.org and key in Tommy
Conway’s name with his ID# S-24302 and make a donation on line. Call Gina Jones
at (215) 498-2303 or email her at
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her you want to CLIP Tommy Conway.