St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center Food Court Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. where more than 75 anticipated “shavees” will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money for life-saving children’s cancer research.

With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant funds are critical to continue the battle against this devastating disease.

For the sixth year, the Oswego event will be sponsored by the SUNY Oswego athletic department.  Last year’s fund-raiser resulted in 70 shavees – male and female, young and old – and raised more than $29,000.

“The members of the Oswego Firefighters Association will be back again supporting our cause and they will be joined this year by the New York State Troopersand possibly some other local police and fire organizations,” said SUNY Oswego’s Dan Witmer volunteer event coordinator. “It appears that there may be some interest in a police vs. fire competition so if we can get them to compete against one another for bragging rights to see who can raise the most money, everyone wins.”

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