Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hofstra Roller Hockey Club Hosts 5th Annual St. Baldrick's Day Fundraiser

On Wednesday March 13th, The Hofstra Roller Hockey Club hosted its 5th annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser. Donors throughout Hofstra, including the Roller Hockey Team, the Medical School, and the Sigma Pi and Phi Alpha Delta Fraternities all teamed up to raise money for this great foundation. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is committed to ending childhood cancer, and helping out the children who are currently suffering from cancer. Together the teams rose over $15,000, all of which goes to the Foundation.
Hofstra Roller Hockey team gathers with faculty and members of Phi Alpha Delta
before the St. Baldrick's fundraising event.

Also during the event, those raising money went on stage in the Hofstra Student Center and had their heads shaved in front of the crowd that had gathered to watch in solidarity with children who lose their hair during chemotherapy. Over 50 heads were shaved in total, with many passersby’s joining in as well.
James Lauto, a Junior at Hofstra, gets his head shaved for a good cause.
From 5:00-8:00am, News 12 field reporter Erin Colton joined in on the action, shaving the heads of several Roller Hockey team members on live television, as well as Dean of Students, Pete Libman. The Roller Hockey Team hopes that by having the shaving on television, as well as catching the students walking back and forth to classes will raise awareness for this great cause. It isn’t too late to donate to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation however. You can give a donation to this great cause here.
Inae Rurup, a Junior at Hofstra, is the first female Hofstra student to step up to the stage and
have her head shaved for the St. Baldrick's fundraiser.

-Craig Camara, Class of 2014


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