It was a day to remember at Holy Trinity School in Avon last Thursday as the school turned out in force to support the childhood cancer St. Baldrick’s Foundation campaign.
The fun comes in when participants have their heads shaved at a wild and wooly assembly after raising important sponsorship commitments for saying goodbye to their curls.
“This is the second year Holy Trinity has held a St. Baldrick event,” said Michelle Hoffman of the school’s communications team. “We had 90 shavees who not only agreed to have their heads shaved but solicited sponsorship for their efforts.”
The results were dramatic! “We’re excited! When the final numbers came in we were over $27,000,” said Michelle.
Focus of the event was turned to a pair of community youngsters who are fighting childhood cancer – Piper Samuels and Shane Haddad.
Adding to both the fun and purpose of the day was the appearance of Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen and Billy Butts of the city’s Water Dept. Billy made the cut in a statement of support for both Holy Trinity and in the name of a family member.
At the end of the day, everyone was bald but beautiful – and all ready for warm weather with new summer haircuts for a cause!