Number of Participants: 6
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $203
Event Amount Raised: $50,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: March 21, 2016
100 Deauville Boulevard Copiague
New York 11726, United States
Six students & student athletes from Deauville Gardens East Elementary School in the Copiague School District recently participated in a St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser held at the Bulldog Grille in Amityville. Through this event, they helped raise money by shaving their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to benefit childhood cancer research.
As valued members of the “Bald by Choice” team, students Andrew Falco, Steven Falco, Shawn Handwerker, Jared Haynes, Angelo Lupinacci and Carmine Lupinacci were among the group of 30 team members who raised money and shaved their head. With a goal of raising $30,000, the team exceeded that amount and raised more than $50,000 for the cause. For their participation, students received a T-shirt and an “Ask Me Why I’m Bald” pin.
“The kids are all heroes” said Vincent Lupinacci, coordinator of the “Bald by Choice” team.
Photo Caption: (From left) Deauville Gardens East Elementary School students Shawn Handwerker, Angelo Lupinacci and Steven Falco, Principal Joseph Buccello, and students Carmine Lupinacci, Jared Haynes and Andrew Falco.
Photo courtesy of the Copiague Public School District