On Friday, February 26th St. Rita held it's annual St. Baldrick's Fundraising Campaign kickoff event. The St. Rita family was honored to welcome special guests Tom and Dee McNamara (St. Barnabas Parish), of Pat Mac's Pack organization. Pat Mac’s Pack is a group of people dedicated to keeping the memory of Patrick Thomas McNamara alive through participation in service projects and fundraising efforts. Patrick was 13 when he died after an 11 year battle with a brain tumor. Many current Ritamen were friends with Patrick.
Mr. and Mrs. McNamara helped the St. Rita Student government and Patrick's friends encourage the entire St. Rita community to support the St. Baldrick's Campaign by shaving their heads or donating. St. Rita will hold it's St. Baldrick's headshaving event at school on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.