St. Baldrick's Draws Record Crowd

Maplewood was well represented at St. Baldrick's Day.
Maplewood was well represented at St. Baldrick's Day.
Left to right: Mr. Jaime Rogers, Thomas Ciravello, and another Robotcat sell candy to help ease the razor burn.
Left to right: Mr. Jaime Rogers, Thomas Ciravello, and another Robotcat sell candy to help ease the razor burn.
Mr. Dwyer gets the royal treatment from his students
Mr. Dwyer gets the royal treatment from his students

The line was formed by 2:45 in Whitman's South Cafeteria and the lineup of hair cutters for St. Baldrick’s Day were ready. First up was the Whitman Robotics Club who is the annual sponsor of this event. One by one, the pile of shaved hair got deeper and deeper. Then the Maplewood contingent arrived and things got real busy. With at least 27 members from Maplewood ready to get shaved, the group raised over $10,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Organization.

They were still counting the donations, and more were coming in. The overall total for Wednesday’s St. Baldricks Day at Whitman, online and collected on-site, was $24,694.50.   Money is still coming in online.  In fact you can still donate online by going to: St. Baldrick's South Huntington

As part of the annual event held at Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington’s Maplewood Intermediate School pooled their resources and made a big showing surpassing their goal by totaling over $10,000.  Teachers received donations that allowed students to shave their teacher’s heads. Students couldn’t resist, and of course the winners are the many children battling cancer that the donations will go to. Girls also take part by purchasing a color hair extension that gets weaved in, signifying they are an honored St. Baldrick’s participant. 

St. Baldrick's is an organization that raises money to help find a cure and treat childhood cancers.  Since the founding of St. Baldrick's, the survival rate of the common cancers has risen to 85%.

We want to thank all of the participants and especially to the Walt Whitman Robotics Club, with Jaime Rogers as their advisor, and Maplewood teacher Daniel Campbell, his fellow teachers and the entire Maplewood school community, who really got behind this incredible day and event. We are already looking at dates for next year’s event and invite the whole district to jump onboard and be brave…shave for St. Baldrick’s.


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