Students, faculty and community members will come together for an annual tradition at Wellington C. Mepham High School – “Chop Your Locks” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – on March 19 from 6-9 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.
Participants have the option to either donate eight or more inches of hair to Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Length Campaign or shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Last year, the event, which raised money and showed support for children battling cancer, saw more than 125 heads were shaved and 40 ponytails cut for the charity – raising more than $59,000.
This year’s honored child will be Giuliana Geller, the daughter of Mepham social studies teacher Jackie Geller. One-year-old Giuliana just finished chemotherapy for her undifferentiated small round cell sarcoma and is doing well. For additional information on Giuliana, please visit her St. Baldrick’s webpage
St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research.
To sign up to participate or donate to the cause, please visit the school’s St. Baldrick’s website at www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/868/2014/
or contact Christopher Patten or Kerry Dennis at 516-992-1500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org