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Wilton High School St. Baldrick’s Fundraising Event
March 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
On March 16, 2020, we will be hosting our 12th St. Baldrick’s Foundation shaving event in the Wilton High School cafeteria. (Snow date is March 19). Registration at the event will begin at 6:30 p.m.. We are asking our Wilton High School students to join our team along with Mr. Liptack (a Knight!) and Mr. Pompa, (our own Commander of The Knights of the Bald Table!) by registering online by Feb. 21, 2020. You can also donate at any time on the same site, or simply come watch us that night.
It’s our annual fundraiser to fight childhood cancer by funding pediatric cancer research. In these challenging times, cancer does not stop–and your efforts go even further. Many thanks in advance for considering to help us with this cause. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer. While battling cancer, children may not lose only their hair but also years of their childhood, and sometimes their lives. Participants in a St. Baldrick’s event shave their heads in exchange for donations towards research. It’s a simple concept, a fun time and a very effective fundraiser. Since its founding in 2000 by three men, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised well over $50 million with head shavings in 18 countries and shaved over 390,000 heads.
Our team is comprised of Wilton High School students and staff which started under the student leadership of Reed Dempsey for an area child diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma at age 2½ who is now cancer free. For our first two years we participated with the Fairfield based TeamBrent, but eventually members of our school created a Wilton High School offshoot in 2009.
Last year as a whole, Wilton High School raised over $24,000. This year, our team (pictured below) is looking to exceed that amount. As we are nearing our date, our team is looking for additional students to part take in the event. Please consider encouraging your Wilton students to participate or making a donation to our event this year.
Pictured: (Front Row) Dominick Polito, Connor Burke (lead organizer), Elijah Ackerman, and Evan Charney; (Back Row) Christian Theoharides, Jake Farnworth, Ben Leung, Will Gioffre, and Scott Verrilli