Last year, on Wednesday, April 13, the Interact Club at NBPS hosted a Shave-a-Thon for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The event was extremely successful, with 10 brave shavees and $9,875 donated to the foundation. That’s right, in only our first year of doing the event and limited time to fundraise, the Interact Club raised nearly $10,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to ending childhood cancer. Our contribution last year was an incredible accomplishment, and I am so excited to announce that plans for this year’s event are well underway and we are setting our fundraising bar higher!

 

The event will take place on Saturday, March 25 and will be located at the cafe, and on the track and football field. Come help us attain our ambitious, but attainable, fundraising goal of $25,000! We know that if we all work together, donate, fundraise, and spread the word, we can achieve this lofty goal. As I write this article, we are just weeks away from this great event! One of our biggest focuses this year, besides raising money for the foundation, is to increase our number of shavees. We already have 18 shavees signed up to #BravetheShave and hope to reach at least 40 when the event rolls around. Shaving your head is the perfect way to raise awareness about this noble cause as it is bold, exciting, and different. It’s the best way to get involved in this amazing event.

 

The NBPS St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring students, teachers, and faculty getting their head shaved, food from Tijuana Flats and other vendors, and mini games on the football field. Our all-star teacher and administration shavee lineup already includes Mr. Otis, Mr. Ostrowski, Mr. Sal, Mr. Dyment, Mr. Hixson, and Mr. Maltarollo.

 

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a truly amazing organization dedicated to raising funds for childhood cancer research, with 100% of funds going directly to doctors looking for new ways to cure childhood cancers. I helped to organize the event last year with the Interact Club and have worked with the foundation for the past few years. From personal experience I can tell you that getting your head shaved and raising money for this cause is an incredible feeling, especially when you know that it will be put to a great cause. St. Baldrick’s has allowed me to help kids suffering from various cancers that plague their lives.

 

The best part about the NBPS St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon is how easy it is to get involved! If you are interested in shaving your head for the event (it doesn’t have to be completely bald, as you can also get your head shaved to around a military cut), please email me at alec.gordon@mynbps.org. From there, I can help set you up with a personalized page on the St. Baldrick’s website for our event in which friends and family can donate to you shaving your head on your personal online page. If you want to donate to me for shaving my head (this would be much appreciated!), just click here ! If you are interested in donating to our event, simply click here. Thank you for all of your help and hopefully, I will see you on Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m., whether that be with a full head of hair or no hair at all!

 

Photo Credit: Mason Wasserman

What are your thoughts on the NBPS St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-Thon? Do you think this is a good event? Will you be there? Tell us in the comments below!

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  1. Tim Hixson on March 14, 2017

    I can’t wait! My beard’s going too if I reach my goal!

  2. Bat-Ella on March 15, 2017

    This is an amazing organization and it is incredible that so much money is being raised in order to help find the cure. I can’t believe how many people have decided to shave their head in order to raise money and help out.

  3. Joely Arai on March 24, 2017

    This is such a great cause! I can’t wait to see how successful it is!

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