The numbers are in. Syosset High School students and faculty alike joined forces recently to raise more than $5,000 for the second annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Program, according to the Syosset School District.
Facilitated by the varsity cheerleaders and boys basketball team, the event raised more money to help fight childhood cancers.
The event kicked off with bagpipe performance. Next, Chris Louie, a junior, who spoke about his experience fighting sarcoma, and enduring chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, the district said. Now in remission, Louie thanked the community for its support. Learn more about the event.
St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, raising money to fund research.