By Mrs. Fleming, Guest Writer
Last year the faculty at Governor Livingston organized and participated in a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, a charity which funds pediatric cancer research. Statistics show that worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease. Traditionally people raise funds and then shave their heads to stand in solidarity with children suffering from this disease. Our goal last year was $5,000 – we ended up raising over $13,000. It was an amazing event. This year, we are opening it up to the entire community, all the schools, students and residents. The event will take place at Governor Livingston on Thursday, March 27th at 6 pm.
We would love your support in helping raise money for a disease which has effected too many of our students. “But I don’t want to shave my head.” That is totally fine. You can raise funds as a volunteer. Please consider joining us in defeating this disease which has claimed TOO many lives. Our goal this year is $20,000. Think about how it would feel if our $20,000 cured cancer! If you would like to shave your head, volunteer or just donate to help raise money please visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/bhps. If you have any other ideas or would like to help please email Kimberly Fleming at email@example.com.