Arizona Self-Storage Association (AZSSA) President Travis Morrow will have his head and beard shaved on stage for charity, May 6, as part of the 17th annual AZSSA Conference & Trade Show. The special event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding childhood-cancer research.
“Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true,” Morrow wrote in a message on the St. Baldrick’s Web page set up for donations. “And childhood-cancer research is extremely underfunded, so I decided to do something about it by raising money for cures.”
Thus far, the head-shaving event has raised $1,825 toward a goal of $5,000.
The special event will be hosted by Tim Kenny, co-founder of St. Baldrick’s and Aran Insurance Services Group, the parent company of MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC, a provider of insurance products for the self-storage industry.
The AZSSA conference will be held on May 4-6 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Ariz. Kit Yarrow, a consumer psychologist and author, will deliver a keynote address on consumer buying behavior, AZSSA officials said on the association website. Additional seminars will cover topics including the economy, financing, legal issues, marketing and more. Vendor exhibits will be open 5-6:30 p.m. on May 5 and 1:15-2:45 p.m. on May 6. More information is available at azselfstorage.org.
Founded in 1996, the AZSSA was created to strengthen the self-storage industry in Arizona, promote professional standards and quality, and present a unified voice on issues affecting the local industry. The association has more than 500 facility and vendor members.