Rock The Bald!! The 6th Annual Holy Trinity St. Baldrick’s Day

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen with Barber Bob Catanza and 3rd Grader Aaron Heinrich

Holy Trinity School recently hosted their 6th annual St. Baldrick’s Day event on Monday, May 16th. Students, staff and parents in the school community came together in the school’s gymnasium to support 48 “shavees” and 2 ponytail donations. Together, the participants in the 2022 St. Baldrick’s event raised nearly $23,000.

Since 2015, Holy Trinity “shavees” have raised $150,000 for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation. All proceeds from the event are donated to The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer.

The local community was also represented as students and a few adults “braved the shave” with barbers and stylists from local salons including Catanza’s Barber Shop, The Spot Barber Shop, Komplete Works Hair Studio, Robert Patrick Salon and Beauty Bar.

Bobby Catanza, Catanza’s Barber Shop; Angel Ayala, The Spot Barbershop; Maria Ursetti, Catanza’s Barber Shop; Kim Novak, Komplete Works Hair Studio; Emily Smith, Beauty Bar and Alieshia Quinn, Robert Patrick Salon

The volunteers at Holy Trinity go to great lengths to ensure as many students as possible can participate in this special event. For those who may not wish to shave their head, a $10 donation can be made for hair braiding instead. Over 150 students had their hair braided.

New to HT this year, were sets of stationary with student created artwork. Sets of stationary were sold for $5.

Both the hair braiding station and the stationary raised funds for a second non-profit ~ Smiles for Sophie Forever. This organization was founded by Marc and Emily Quayle, the parents of Sophie Quayle. Sadly, Sophie passed away at age 4 after battling a brain tumor. Funds are used to provide financial and emotional support to families burdened by pediatric brain tumors. In addition SFSF, with its iconic rainbow logo, has established a new “rainbow connection” with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital of Cleveland. Be on the lookout for more details on how this endowment fund will continue to fund pediatric brain cancer research.

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