8th Annual St. Baldrick’s Day
On March 9th, the Hofstra Roller Hockey Team partnered with Hofstra University to host the eighth annual St. Baldrick’s Day event, which raised more than $31,000. More than 45 students, faculty, and staff shaved their heads in support of childhood cancer research.
Senior computer science major, Gabriella Muńoz first donated in 2014 and spent two years growing her hair to donate. Her locks will be donated to Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit organization that makes wigs for children who have suffered hair loss as a result of various medical-related adversity.
“Being able to raise funds for such an important cause is an honor. It was a pleasure to support the event and participate as a shave for my fourth year. I am so proud of the Hofstra community for raising over $30,000 for childhood cancer research.” -Colin Sullivan, Director of Communications
Gabriella Muńoz (left) and Colin Sullivan (right)
For the second year in a row, Hofstra recognized the individual who raised the most money with the Pete Libman Pride Award, given in honor of the late Dean Of Students Peter Libman. This year’s honoree is Kristen Reese, a first-year medical student that raised $2,100! The Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine also raised more than $23,000 this year and the Roller Hockey Team raised $4,300.
The Hofstra community could not be more proud of each and every participant. Whether it was a monetary donation or braving the buzzer, it’s great to see the community come together to raise support and awareness for such an important cause.
-Gabriella Novello, Class of 2018