by Michael Allchin
Oswego, NY- The 11th annual St. Baldrick’s Day in Oswego County took place on Mar. 26 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center. Participants of the event shaved their heads and donated their hair to cancer patients.
With the help of various volunteers and supervisors, the event raised a large portion of money for cancer research all over the world. Donations are spread out to various hospitals worldwide and are provided to the world’s top cancer researchers so they can find ways to cure kids with cancer. The event in Oswego raised more than $37,000.
Event Coordinator John Sheffield says he is proud to see the county come together to donate.
“This event restores my faith in humanity,” he said. “I have found that the people who often have the least to give are the ones with the most generous hearts.”
The Oswego State men’s lacrosse team and Oswego Firefighters are some of the organizations who donated money and volunteered their time.
To donate, go to St. Baldrick’s website or call (888) 899-2253.