St. Baldrick’s continues to raise money


A student gets his hair shaved at the St. Baldrick’s event. Thirty-two other volunteers got their heads shaved to raise money and bring awareness to childhood cancer. Photo by: Karisa Candreva

Molly Fischer

On Friday, March 15, Lake Central hosted its annual St. Baldrick’s assembly where 33 students and staff shaved their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research. At the time of the assembly, Lake Central participants had raised around $12,000. Since Friday, the donation amount has raised to over $16,000.

According to the Lake Central St. Baldrick’s page, the school’s honored kids are Jack Quinlan and Andrew B. who are both children within the community who suffered from childhood cancer. Both Quinlan and Andrew B. spoke at the assembly on Friday.

Lake Central is still raising money after the fact. For instance, there is a fundraiser happening Tuesday, March 19, at Sweet Frog in Schererville from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Twenty percent of sales within this time frame will be donated to Lake Central for St. Baldricks as long as customers mention the fundraiser.