NORWICH – Shaving their way to find a cure for childhood cancer, a crowd of over 200 gathered at the Howard Johnson’s ballroom Saturday for the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser.
With many donations still yet to be counted Monday, organizer Tracy Chawgo says this year’s event so far has raised $18,000. The goal is $25,000.
Chawgo says the local St. Baldrick’s night – where people shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research – continues to grow each year. “If we get any bigger, we will have to get a barn or something,” he joked.
The event is celebrated nationwide. Since it started, $34 million has been raised for childhood cancer research. In Norwich, locals have put up approximately $60,000 over the past three years.