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Ears Lowered, Pledges Raised for Kids Cancer Research


Psych-Child Life Society Spearheads St. Baldrick's Day Event

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

Donations for childhood cancer research

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cleogrande@utica.edu

Utica, NY (03/27/2014)
- More than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation helps fund childhood cancer research through volunteers, supporters and more famously, haircuts.

On Friday, March 28, Utica College will host St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving event beginning at noon in the Ellen Knower Clarke Lounge in the Strebel Student Center. The brave souls participating have raised pledges that will go toward the foundation’s cause.

Hosted by the Psychology-Child Life Society at the college, parents and children from the community are invited to attend and interact through a series of games and contests. Along with the head shaving, the Child-Life Society will hold a basket raffle for items donated by organizations on campus and in the Utica community.

There will also be a stage and “open mic” for anyone to express themselves through dance, songs, words of wisdom, or just reading a statistic.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

To donate or get involved, contact UC student Abigail David at 347-264-9683, aadavid@utica.edu or visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/childlife

Anyone wishing to donate can make checks payable to The St. Baldrick’s Foundation; donations can be dropped off at the event throughout the afternoon on Friday.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs