2011-10-07 / School News

Giving Hope To Kids With Cancer

Students and faculty at St. Francis de Sales gave Hope to children with cancer this past month by supporting the first annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation Hope is in the Air event. Several students and faculty members solicited donations as they prepared to cut, chop, and shave off their lovely locks. The NJHS raised funds and awareness by selling green St. Baldrick’s Foundation bracelets for $1.00 a piece. They successfully raised $955. The moderator of the NJHS, AnneMarie Greene, led by example, showing her students how one person can make a difference, by donating her hair. Students in many grade levels participated by cutting their hair.

The event was held at the Bungalow Bar on Sunday, September 17 and what a day it was. There were raffles, music and magicians. Everywhere you looked there were students, parents and faculty members from the SFDS school community. Most of them were there to show support for a special little boy, Michael Weinstein.

Five-year-old Mikey suffers from a rare form of cancer. Mikey’s sister Katie, a fourth-grader at SFDS, cut her ponytail at the event to show her support. Unfortunately, the Weinsteins are not the only St. Francis family to suffer from this terrible disease. All of those families were thought of and prayed for during this special event. With every dollar raised and every prayer said, hopefully we will come one step closer to a cure.

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