Romeoville Students Raise More than $11,000 for St. Baldrick's
Romeoville High School's "We Baldin'" team shaved their heads and celebrated a grand total of more than $11,000 to St. Baldrick's, a charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.
Romeoville High School students celebrated raising more than $11,000 for St. Baldrick's Friday.
About 50 staff and students shaved their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer. Several girls also cut their hair, to be donated. The only female shavee was sophomore Dana Christie.
"I see the strength it takes to (lose your hair), and I wanted to be a symbol for people who don't have a choice," Christie said. "I feel invincible right now."
Freshman Robin Czajowski was another Romeoville High School shavee.
"I'm blessed not to have cancer," Czajowski said. "I wanted to do my part ot help those who do."
Over the past four years, Romeoville High School students and staff have raised more than $75,000 for St. Baldrick's.
More than 130 students raised money in 2013. Each student was required to raised at least $50 to participate in the school assembly.
Romeoville raised about $3,000 at the fourth annual "Peg a Cop" Dodge Ball tournament March 13. Police teams from Romeoville, Joliet and Shorewood competed against RHS Students and staff members.
St. Baldrick's is a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.
Students have already kicked off the event by honoring 7-year-old Addison Locke (aka “Super Addison,) a Will County resident who is battling liver cancer, by wearing “lady bugs for luck” on Feb. 27 and super hero outfits with “A” for Addison on them to honor her bravery on Feb. 28.