WARREN, NJ – On Sunday, March 15, thirteen people in Warren went bald in solidarity with kids with cancer. A group of local ninth graders called “Team Jackpot,” shaved their heads to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and in so doing raised $19,200 to fund reasearch to cure childhood cancers.
The teen shavees are: Jack Horan (Organizer), Nicholas O’Keefe, Nabeel Jan, David Cantone, Tyler Carapezzi, Tyler Fuller, Nathan Pinho, Jarett Schwartz, Aidan Regimbal, Robert Niemeyer, Calvin Li and Arthur Paganini. Many of the boys have shaved for several years in a row to raise money for this worthy cause.
Starting in 2011 with Jack Horan, the event has grown each year as more and more local boys have become part of raising funds for St Baldrick’s. Over these five years, the boys have raised a whopping $78,838 to conquer childhood cancers.
Team Jackpot wishes to thank Simon Oxley and Pete Sandham, owners of Sport Clips in Warren at 9 Mt. Bethel Rd, who graciously hosted the event for the third year in a row, as well as volunteer shavers Christina Dippolito and Krystle Sanguiliano who opened their doors an hour and a half early on Sunday to accommodate all the shavees and their families.
Donations can still be made by following this link:
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. St. Baldrick’s coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research.
Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries.
For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation plrase call 1.888.899.BALD or visit
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