St. Rita Family Raises over $15,000 for Children's Cancer Research

Baldricks

With each passing milestone, human lives—the lives of children with cancer—are being dramatically improved through the support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The continued momentum of this effort relies on volunteers and has everything to do with one very small but powerful word. You. Last Friday, St. Rita High School held its annual St. Baldrick's Day raising a grand total of $15,002.41 (as of Wednesday morning). More donations were still projected to come in early this week. In total, 110 students, faculty, staff, and parents volunteered to have their head shaved. Five barbers, including St. Rita's own Brother Jerome obliged by giving the shavees a fresh new haircut.

While cancer research is the real winner on days like this, it was a few members of the St. Rita family that stood out. Freshmen, Vincent Mullen was the top participant raising over $1,500. The top faculty member was Thomas Berry who raised over $1,200. Two other students eclipsed the $1,000 mark; Andrew Gardner and Michael Polk.

Please enjoy our slideshow from St. Baldrick's Day

St. Baldrick's 2013