Rocky Point Middle School students and staff members blanketed the school’s gymnasium in a sea of green as they rallied together to raise funds to combat childhood cancers during this year’s St. Baldrick’s event.
Surrounded by Irish step dancers and professional bagpipers, more than 25 individuals took part in the main portion of the event by bravely shaving their heads to show support for those suffering from cancer. The haircuts were provided free of charge with the help of the stylists in the high school’s cosmetology program.
Donors pledged funds to support the shavees’ efforts, all of which will benefit local charities that support cancer patients.
Last year, the school raised more than $8,000 for the cause and this year they surpassed that amount and have raised more than $13,000 to date. While many students, staff members and community residents contributed to the overall fundraising efforts, student Quentin Palifka was named the top fundraiser, having individually collected $4,000.
Photo Caption: Rocky Point Middle School students, staff and community members came together to raise funds for childhood cancers during this year’s St. Baldrick’s event.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District