TRUMBULL—St. Joseph High School, southern Connecticut’s premier college preparatory school, has partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for the school’s first annual Brave the Shave for Kids with Cancer fundraising event. Volunteers from St Joes’ student body, faculty, and staff will come together to show solidarity with childhood cancer sufferers by shaving their heads and donating to childhood cancer research.
St. Joseph High School will hold their Brave the Shave event immediately after their Spring Pep Rally on Friday, March 29 (approximately 2:15pm).
“In my lifetime, the survival rate for childhood cancer has gone from 20% to 80%,” remarked Carmen Pagliarella, SJ Faculty Member. “The St. Baldricks Foundation wants to make that number reach 100%. So in support of these children, we’re looking for volunteers from our St Joes community—men or women—to have their heads shaven in solidarity.”
All proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation—the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide, and in the United States, 1 in 5 of those children won’t survive. Monetary donations can be contributed to St. Joe’s team via the St Baldrick’s website.
About St. Joseph High School
St Joseph High School (SJHS) strives to be the premier college preparatory school in Southern Connecticut. The school provides a learning environment that embraces the Gospel values of the Roman Catholic faith and promotes a commitment to family and community. SJHS prepares young women and men to realize their potential, helps them to excel in higher education, and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives. St Joseph High School is a member of NCEA, NAIS, NEAS&C.
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About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer by funding some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are—and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.