CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute announces that it raised $21,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at a ceremony held at the Institute Campus for Young Men.
Approximately 60 members of the De La Salle community had their heads shaved with all donations benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money to benefit children who have cancer.
In addition, the students at De La Salle’s Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women also raised $3,100 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by selling shamrocks and T-shirts, having bake sales and donating on behalf of specific students.
Serving as the organizer of De La Salle’s St. Baldrick’s activities was faculty member Tom Dufficy.
“I would like to thank everyone at De La Salle who participated for being a hero,” Dufficy said. “They are to be congratulated and applauded for their efforts and those of their families and friends to make this one of the best and most memorable St. Baldrick’s Days we have had at our school.
“We saw that students at De La Salle were inspired to give from their hearts and join in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. The students and faculty at De La Salle are generous and caring people.”