METUCHEN, NJ -- Students at Saint Joseph High School are participating in a St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser to benefit childhood cancer research on Thursday, December 1, in support of classmate, Matt Hall ('18).

The Student Council team has received promised donations of over $11,000.00 for the St. Baldrick's fundraiser. 

Pledges can be made by clicking here.

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More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. In fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined. Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer. In the 1950s, almost all kids diagnosed with cancer died. Because of research, today about 90% of kids with the most common type of cancer will live. But for many other types, progress has been limited, and for some kids there is still little hope for a cure.

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,200 events in 2016, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and elsewhere.

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