The Ocean City High School Key Club will host its second annual St. Baldrick’s Day event for the benefit of childhood cancer research on Friday May 25 during community lunch in the main gym.
Male teachers will be shaving their heads (Dan Weaver and David Uhrich and possibly a surprise female will join them) to raise awareness for the need for research funding and to stand in solidarity with the children who do not have a choice as to whether or not they lose their hair.
There are four opportunities for students and staff members to get involved:
- Shave their heads to raise awareness for the need for funding and to stand in solidarity with the children who do not have a choice as to whether or not they lose their hair.
- Donate their hair, there must be a minimum of eight inches to donate. Stylists from local salons will be responsible for cutting and styling their new haircut.
- Create/join a fundraising team.
- Attend the day of the event and make a donation on site.
We are looking for local businesses to help with fundraising and donations. I’ve included a link and directions where businesses can go to make donations”
To donate to a team, please visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/ochs2018
Last t year’s highlights included:
- John Bruno, who was a huge game changer when he announced that he would shave his head if he collected $300 in donations; not only did he meet his goal, he surpassed it with $730.62
- Other teachers and administrators who jumped on board: Dan Weaver, Amy Kohl, Chazz Dolinsky, Dr. Wendy O’Neal, Curt Nath, and Ashley Schmid
- Senior Rylee McDonnell raised the most of all the students with $510 in donations
- The team with the most money raised was Creative Writing with $200
- Natalia Chin kicked off the event and wasted no time by shaving her head at the start of Community LunchLike last year, ladies hair donations will go to to Children With Hair Loss, a non-profit wig-making organization that provides free human hair wigs for children living with cancer.
- To join as a head shaver or to fundraise, visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/ochs2018
- In all, seven teachers joined in, 23 heads were shaved, 38 hair cuts were done 61 ponytails were collected, and most importantly, $5,251 was raised to aid in the fight against childhood cancer.