School District 214 students and staff will have their heads shaved for a St. Baldrick's fundraiser.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Forest View Alternative School (FVAS) will sponsor its third annual "St. Baldrick's Day" at 10 a.m. March 15 at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Employees of District 214, staff and students from FVAS, Vanguard School, and the Newcomer Center will gather to get a haircut or have their heads shaved, as well as raise money and awareness of childhood cancer. Participants can choose to donate six inches of hair or more that will be donated to Locks of Love, an organization that provides wigs for cancer patients. This year, FVAS will participate in the Fox Schools Challenge. In 2011, 58 area schools and more than 3,000 shavees and volunteers joined the challenge, raising more than $1.0 million to …
Buffalo Grove High School students and faculty cut their locks, raised $2,300 to fight cancer.
Nicole Stevens cried as her once shoulder-length blonde hair tumbled to the floor Friday at Buffalo Grove High School. Two friends at her side, a cafeteria full of screeching students, her older sister, Dana, and mom, Beth, watched as with each swipe of an electric razor the 15-year-old sophomore’s hairstyle went from beautiful to buzzed. Although obviously traumatic, the head shaving was for a good cause; to raise money for the battle against cancer. Stevens was among five students and seven teachers and administrators who had their heads sheared during their lunch hour as the climax to the cancer awareness week sponsored by the sophomore class. Money raised from the event will be donated to St. Baldrick's Foundation, a pediatric cancer …