NORWICH – Norwich’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation held its 15th annual event and celebrated another record breaking fundraising year Saturday after raising over $35,000 towards childhood cancer research.
The event was held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion in Norwich, and approximately 30 individuals volunteered to have their heads shaved as part of the event.
According to event officials, the 2019 event broke last year’s record fundraising of $33,575. Officials said the “shavees,” volunteered to raise money and get their heads shaved to stand in solidarity with children who have cancer, and of the approximately 30 shavees, ten were women, and several others were young adults.
“We are exceptionally pleased again with the support from the Central New York community,” said Event Organizer A. Wesley Jones. “All of our volunteers raised significant amounts of money this year, which helped us set yet another fundraising record.”