St. Baldrick's Draws Record Crowd

 Whitman's Assistant Principal Mrs. Colleen Grady greets her supporters.
Whitman's Assistant Principal Mrs. Colleen Grady greets her supporters.
Thank you Joe Giannone from Victors Haircutters in Greenlawn and Tina Pastore from Spa Adriana in Huntington.
Thank you Joe Giannone from Victors Haircutters in Greenlawn and Tina Pastore from Spa Adriana in Huntington.
Maplewood students and teachers helped make this year one of the best ever.
Maplewood students and teachers helped make this year one of the best ever.

Perhaps this will go down as one of the best St. Baldrick’s fundraising events in South Huntington. They were still counting the donations, and more were coming in. In fact you can still donate on line by going to:

http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/491/2013 

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%.

This is a good start, but more must be done.  All you had to do is volunteer your head to be shaved and get people to sponsor you in the event.  The heads being shaved is symbolic of the children who lose their hair during cancer treatments.

Whitman’s St. Baldrick’s co-coordinators Mr. Jaime Rogers and Ralph Miranda are please to report that the final tally could exceed $15,000 for this year.

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. 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.

Co-advisors Jaime Rogers and Ralph Miranda are pleased to announce that this year, Whitman's Assistant Principal Mrs. Grady put her head forward to be shaved to raise money towards this worthy cause.  Ms. Grady received over $4,000 in donations as her Irish locks fell to the floor. And she prompted other South Huntington teachers to do the same.

Congratulations to the South Huntington Community for making this one of the best ever St. Baldrick’s day events.

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