RHS Holding St. Baldrick's Events for Childhood Cancer Research
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Romeoville High School on March 15, 2013 where more than 40 students and staff members will shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer and raise money to Conquer Childhood Cancers! Participants find that shaving their head in solidarity with the approximately 160,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year and frequently lose their hair as a result of treatment, is a small sacrifice in comparison to what these children endure.
Why all the shaved heads? Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.
On March 13, 2013, Romeoville High School will host their fourth annual “Peg a Cop” Dodge Ball Tournament. This is a pre-event to the main event on March 15. Police teams from the Romeoville, Joliet and Plainfield Police Departments will compete against RHS Students and offer the kids the opportunity to “Peg A Cop” just for the fun of it! Featured raffle prizes will include a Bears helmet, Bulls and Blackhawk tickets, area Spa gift certificates, a bake sale and many more surprises! This event is open to the public and will be held at the Romeoville Recreation Center located at 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. The “pegging” will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Admission is only $1 donation to the foundation. Bring your appetite as well as we will have pizza and baked goods for sale.
On March 15, 2011, 40 Romeoville High School students and staff members will shave their heads to help Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The event will be held locally at the Romeoville High School located at 100 N. Independence Blvd. with an estimated 2000 in attendance. Head-shaving will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. The “We Baldin” RHS Team is comprised of 110 volunteers, of which 40 will be going “bald for the cure.” Performances will include the RHS Cheerleaders, Poms, Band, Madrigals, Drum Line, and surprise shavers and guests.
At our first RHS 2010 St. Baldrick’s event, our “We Baldin Team” consisted of 40 students and staff members who went bald for the cure, raising over $8,600. We topped that in 2011 when our 144 person team raised over $26,500! Our 2013 team surpassed our three year goal of raising $50,000 for the foundation by raising an additional $22,418! That makes a grand total of over $57,500 for the foundation. We are well on our $65,000 goal this year with over $800 on the board!
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