WHS set to host St. Baldrick's events
Woodstock High School is set to host two St. Baldrick’s Foundation events to raise money to fund research and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer.
The school hopes to raise a combined $40,000 from the community event and the school event. The community event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, and the student event begins at 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 15.
“Three years ago my best friend passed away from pediatric cancer,” said Nora Brown, a sophomore who is helping to organize this year’s events. Brown’s friend, Hope Fuller, passed away March 10, 2010, after a 224-day battle against brain cancer. WHS sophomore Amanda Jandernoa also is helping organize this year’s event.
“Last year I shaved my head and raised about $2,000,” Brown said, noting people are willing to give to a great cause.
Members of the community willing to have their head shaved or hair cut during the community event are expected to raise at least $50 each, she said.
Brown said people shouldn’t be afraid to shave their heads, noting the event is a powerful, unique experience.
“Last year, I was nervous at first, but got more excited [as the event approached],” she said. While she doesn’t plan to shave her head again this year, she hopes to shave it again next year.
“We’ve already gotten a lot of people to sign up,” Brown said. As of Monday morning, 60 people were signed up between the two events.
Still, Brown hopes to see that number increase as the event draws near.
“Get your friends out to the community event,” Brown said.
To sign up or make a donation, visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/8176/2013.