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Date: Mar 08, 2012
Administrators Shave It Off for Childhood Cancer Fundraiser
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Teams Up with Hofstra for a Hairy Fundraising Event
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – On March 14, 2012 Hofstra University and the Hofstra Roller Hockey Team will host its fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Day event in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, a fundraiser in which Hofstra administrators, faculty and students agree to shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research. Last year Hofstra raised $9,500 for St. Baldrick’s Day.
Alumnus and Roller Hockey Club member Thomas Kostiw first brought the event to Hofstra in 2009. “I attended a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at a restaurant on Long Island and thought it was a great way to raise funds,” Kostiw said. “ I thought that our team needed to do some more community service work and the event seem to fit us well, as many of us had very long hair.”
Six Hofstra faculty and administrators have volunteered to shave their heads for a certain price – anywhere between $5,000 and $25,000. If the fundraiser hits the $25,000 mark, University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Herman Berliner will shave his head. Also agreeing to participate are Dean of Students Peter Libman, Professor and Sociology Department Chair and co-director for the Center for Civic Engagement Gregory Maney, the Hofstra Roller Hockey Team and Student Government President David Zuniga.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and help survivors thrive. The Foundation supports more childhood cancer research grants than any organization, except the federal government. Funds awarded also help hundreds of local institutions participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials.. The Foundation has subsidized more than $78 million in childhood cancer research since 2005. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 140 undergraduate and more than 150 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Related Link: Hofstra University's St. Baldrick's Day Page