It’s that time of year again. Today is the day for St. Baldrick's at Walt Whitman High School.

St. Baldrick's runs the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Participants in this fundraiser go out and get sponsors to donate on behalf of the participant who shaves their head.  The head shaving is symbolic for the children who are getting treated for these devastating diseases. The fundraiser sponsored by the Whitman Robotics Club, is now in its 8th year at Whitman and this year they are looking to make it the biggest and best ever!

“To do this we need everyone's help,” said Mr. Jaime Rogers, Walt Whitman Science Teacher and Robotics Advisor. “This year we are challenging the community to Step Up...Be Brave, Raise Money and Shave. We are encouraging sport teams, clubs, different departments within the district, the different school buildings, and community members to form teams to raise money and shave together.  Lets see which team raises the most money.”

Don’t worry, Mr. Rogers tells us; if you don't have a team you can be independent too. The event will be held at Walt Whitman High School on March 19, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m.  The Whitman Robocats are challenging you to make this the most successful event in their eight-year history. It would be great to come together as a community for such a great cause.

Please go to and register today.  And thank you for all of your support.