Lay down their locks
The students and faculty of Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights raised more than $5,500 for childhood cancer research Wednesday last week by participating in St. Baldrick’s.
St. Baldrick’s raises money to fund research in finding a cure for cancer. Several teachers agreed to give up their own hair to motivate students. The students started the day coloring their hair green, and by lunch time, all the hair was shaved off.
In addition to going bald for St. Baldrick’s, this year four girls cut their long hair for Locks for Love, an organization that makes wigs for those with hair loss as a result of cancer treatment. One female student, who has been brave enough to shave her head, inspired other girls to give of their locks.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Chicago Christian has participated in the St. Baldrick’s event.