NORWICH – Norwich will again be one of the nearly 1,000 locations worldwide hosting the hugely successful St. Baldrick’s fundraiser – where participants raise money to shave their heads on St. Patrick’s Day in an effort to one day cure childhood cancer.
“It’s done to help find a cure for childhood cancer,” said Tracy Chawgo, the Norwich event’s organizer. “That’s it in a nutshell.”
Chawgo and several others have already organized teams and are starting their local fundraising campaigns. In total, Chawgo, an EMS member of the Norwich Fire Department, said he hopes participants can raise $20k, $4,000 more than last year’s tally that went toward cancer research.
“We’ll be a little bigger, hopefully a little bit better than last year’s, which was a huge a success,” Chawgo said. “We’re just getting started, and the more people we get to shave their heads, the better donations we’ll get for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.”