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There was plenty of Irish dancing, festive green attire and many Microsoft employees ready to succumb to clipping shears March 14 during an early St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser in support of the childhood cancer research efforts of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Among the 30 employees ready to shave their heads for the cause were Sid Espinosa, former Palo Alto mayor and current director of corporate citizenship at Microsoft Silicon Valley, and Los Altos resident Bridget Steele, global briefing director at the Microsoft branch in Mountain View.
“It’s just hair,” Espinosa said in the minutes before he went bald to support a cure for childhood cancer that afflicts 175,000 children a year. “It’s the least I can do.”
This was the inaugural year for Microsoft’s St. Patrick’s Day fund-raiser, but hopefully not the last, Espinosa said. Microsoft employees across three locations raised more than $10,000 for the foundation.
– Ellie Van Houtte