NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – On June 15, the West Essex High School Chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a St. Baldrick's fundraiser where teachers Bryan McNaught and Jason Lerner, 20 students and members of the surrounding communities had their heads shaved to benefit childhood cancer research. The event, which included a bake sale and a pizza eating contest, raised more than $4,936. Donations can still be made by clicking HERE.

The St. Baldrick's fundraiser began in 2000, where 19 people shaved their heads to show their support for cancer patients who often lose their hair while being treated for cancer. The event raised $104,000. To date, over $100 million has been raised through these fundraisers for childhood cancer research.

Ryan Coia, a junior from Roseland said, "I wanted to help out in any way that I could.”

Advisor Dr. Wendy Raso Bruffy said that the West Essex Chapter of the National Honor Society thanks everyone who dedicated their time to this worthy cause.