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Friday, August 22, 2014
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Mepham 'to chop locks' for St. Baldrick's
Donovan Berthoud/Herald Life

Students, faculty and community members will come together at Mepham High School in North Bellmore for the annual “Chop Your Locks” fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.

Participants can donate eight or more inches of hair to Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Length Campaign or shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Last year, the event, which raised money and showed support for children battling cancer, saw more than 125 heads shaved and 40 ponytails cut for the charity –– raising more than $59,000.

This year’s honored child will be Giuliana Geller, the daughter of Mepham social studies teacher Jackie Geller. One-year-old Giuliana just finished chemotherapy for her undifferentiated small round cell sarcoma and is doing well. For additional information on Giuliana, visit her St. Baldrick’s webpage.

St. Baldrick’s 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. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with children with cancer, raising money to fund research.

To sign up to participate or donate to the cause, visit the school’s St. Baldrick’s website at www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/868/2014/ or contact Christopher Patten or Kerry Dennis at (516) 992-1500 or by email at kdennis@bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us or cpatten@bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us.

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