NORWICH – More than two dozen area residents ‘Braved the Shave,’ on Saturday, March 11, in Norwich to raise money for childhood cancer research at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event.
The event, one of the largest annual fundraisers in Chenango County, was held at the American Legion in Norwich.
“Right now we have collected over $27,000 and we know that we have additional funds coming in which are not reflected yet in that total.” said A. Wesley Jones, Volunteer Event Organizer for Norwich St. Baldrick’s. “We believe we’ll be right around $30,000 when everything comes in and we close out the event.”
Starting in 2005 with donations of just under $6,000, the event has continued to grow and now routinely raises between $20,000-$30,000 a year for childhood cancer research. Over the past 12 years the event in Norwich has now raised a total of $238,000. The event is completely volunteer driven at the local level and every penny raised goes to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way.