Springfield College Sport Management and Recreation Department students helped promote and raise money for childhood cancer research on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Dana Gymnasium. The event, “A Cut Above the Rest,” encouraged members of the campus community to either have their hair cut or shaven in exchange for donations that are being sent directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation 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. The St. Baldrick's Foundation currently funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the United States government. The foundation coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide, where volunteers get bald to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer and raise money to support life-saving childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick's events are the largest volunteer-driven fundraising opportunities benefitting pediatric cancer research.