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2023 St. Baldrick’s Day at De La Salle

By April 5, 2023April 21st, 2023No Comments

Today, our school celebrated St. Baldrick’s Day with a head-shaving event to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. The fun included pies throwing, head-shaving, and other fun to begin the Easter Break.

Mr. Dufficy wrote:

The seventeenth annual St. Baldrick’s Day was successful because of many people.

Thank you to Mr. Dowling, Mr. Miller, and the City of D for giving the brave young people who raised money and shared their hair for the children of St. Baldrick’s some time and attention. They were thrilled and have great memories to cherish. This year 10 boys and three girls stepped up to the challenge. Our total was a bit over $5000. Our top fundraiser was Sophomore Abigail Ruiz who cut 12 inches of her hair and raised over $500.

Thank you to members of the faculty that encouraged students to sign up and donate, and who sat in the bleachers this morning to monitor, laugh with, and cheer with the students.

Thank you to Mr. Wood for organizing and marching in with the students and his continued commitment to St. Baldrick’s.

Thank you to Ms. Geers for her spirit of enthusiasm, ideas, and dedication to this cause. Her banner and sales of t-shirts raised over $500.

Thank you to Mr. Nunez, Mr. Correa, Mr. Maldonado, and Mr. Muehleman for volunteering to do the clipping this year. This was the first year that we experienced cutting pink hair.

Thank you to Ms. Vogel, Ms. Costello-Stebleton, and Ms. Contreras for keeping track of all the money collected this morning. Between the pie money and passing the hat we raised over $520.

Lastly, thank you to our fantastic facilities crew, Erica and Joe, for helping to set things up this morning, your efforts were much appreciated.

With the efforts of caring people like you, childhood cancer can be D-feated. Thank you for living Jesus in your hearts and sharing it with your students.

I wish you a Happy Easter and a restful break.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research. The foundation was established in 1999, and since then, it has raised over $300 million for childhood cancer research.

One of the primary activities of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the head-shaving event. Volunteers, known as “shavees,” shave their heads in solidarity with children who have cancer and to raise money for research. The head-shaving event is often held on or around St. Patrick’s Day, hence the name “St. Baldrick’s.”

In addition to the head-shaving event, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including walk/run events, cycling events, and other community-driven events. The foundation also supports research grants to help advance the understanding and treatment of childhood cancer.

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