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Mount’s second annual ‘St. Baldrick’s’ raises about $1,000 to fight childhood cancer

April 30, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Colin Williams of Maybrook, N.Y., a freshman at the Mount Saint Mary College, smiles as his head is shaved during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event held on campus.

Colin Williams of Maybrook, N.Y., a freshman at the Mount Saint Mary College, smiles as his head is shaved during a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event held on campus. 

 

It was hair today, gone tomorrow for Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff during the college’s second annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation head shaving on Thursday, April 26. 

The hair-razing event, organized by Journalism and English student Tanner Tait of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., helped to fight childhood cancer through donations totaling about $1,000. All proceeds will go to fund childhood cancer research, he noted.

“We shaved our heads in solidarity, standing together with those afflicted with cancer,” he explained. 

Tait says he spearheaded the event for a second year in a row to help cement it as a recurring event at the college. 

“I’m graduating this year, so I wanted to create the tradition here at the Mount so someone else picks it up,” he said.

About a dozen people in the Mount community got the razor treatment, including Robert Miller, assistant professor of Religious Studies, and Roger May, assistant director of Campus Ministry, who had his long beard trimmed down to size.

 

Mount students Loraine Oswald of Levittown, N.Y. and Debbie Francisco of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico embrace after going under the razor at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event held at Mount Saint Mary College.

Mount students Loraine Oswald of Levittown, N.Y. (facing the camera) and Debbie Francisco of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico embrace after going under the razor at a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event held at Mount Saint Mary College.