PHOTOS: St. Baldrick’s Event at Western Middle School Taps Community Generosity

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Thursday night got a little bit hairy at Western Middle School. Students, staff, friends and families had their heads shaved and donated pony tails and to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation which has the goal of fighting pediatric cancer. The staff from Montana for Men did the honors, and there were so many volunteer shavees, that the shaving was done four people at a time.

A group of parent musicians from J & the B-Sides entertained everyone with rock music and the GHS cheerleaders gave extra encouragement under the direction of coach and WMS guidance counselor Erin Montague.

The fundraiser was organized by Assistant Principal Kerry Gavin, who had previously organized the event when he was at Greenwich High School.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the US government.

Volunteers at the St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers at the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Judie Baumeister and Lisa Boone

Judie Baumeister and Lisa Boone, special education teachers from Central Middle School, had their heads shaved at Western Middle School for Zachary Price whose mother is a teacher at Cos Cob School. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Erica Smith and Erin Montague at the St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Erica Smith and Erin Montague at the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Captain Mark Kordick joined the shavees on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Captain Mark Kordick joined the shavees for St. Baldrick’s Foundation on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Heather Brown took of her hair at the St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Heather Brown had her hair shaved to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Friends encouraged the shavees at Western Middle School's fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Friends encouraged the shavees at Western Middle School’s fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Lisa Boone had her head shaved by Michael Warde, owner of Montana for Men. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

The St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School drew a long list of people willing to part with their hair to help advance research into pediatric cancer. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Heather Brown makes a heart as she prepares to be shaved to raise funds for St. Baldrick's Foundation. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Heather Brown makes a heart as she prepares to be shaved to raise funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers at the St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers at the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Western Middle School Principal Gordon Beinstein and the wildcats mascot with the GHS cheer squad at the head shaving event. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Heather Brown with her pony tail just before being shaved at the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser at Western Middle School. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Heather Brown with her pony tail just before being shaved at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser at Western Middle School. March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers at the St. Baldrick's head shaving event at Western Middle School on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Volunteers at the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event at Western Middle School on March 15, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

 

 


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