Greenwich High School’s third annual head-shaving event is set for Thursday, March 19 and the Student Center will be buzzing from 11:30-1:30pm, not just with chatter but with barber’s electric shavers.
The event benefits St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is dedicated to working with leading pediatric oncologists to determine the most promising research to fund, and to create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer. The event is coordinated by Diane Fox and Kerry Gavin, and both students and staff will volunteer to have their heads.
One well-anticipated highlight of this year’s fundraiser will be Jimmy Catalano sacrificing his trademark fro, which he has sported his entire life.
As of March 14, $15,634 has been raised (62.5%) of the overall $25,000 fundraising goal!
Top participants so far are Jimmy Catalano with $10,015, Kerry Gavin with $1,658 and Mark Cadigan with $1,445! The top team so far is the GHS faculty and staff with $14,153.
The event has surpassed fund raising goals each year, raising $25,000 in 2013 with a goal of $10,000, and $35,000 in 2014 with a goal of $20,000. The goal this year is $25,000. To donate to the GHS event, go to the GHS St. Baldrick’s Fundraising page.