Oxbridge Students And Faculty Get Heads Shaved At St. Baldrick’s Day Event

Members of the Cancer Awareness Club and the group of Oxbridge Academy students and faculty after getting their head shaves or long locks cut at St. Baldrick’s Day.

During Give Back Week at the Oxbridge Academy, 14 students and faculty members participated in the St. Baldrick’s “Brave the Shave” event on March 14 by having their heads shaved or donating long locks of hair to help raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity committed to childhood cancer research.

The event is held nationally to raise funds and to show solidarity with those battling cancer. Nathan Bush, a student at John I. Leonard High School, shared his story of surviving cancer with the Oxbridge students, staff and faculty. SportClips provided the hair stylists for the event.

This is the third year that the school has participated in the event, garnering donations of more than $25,000 for the two previous years. This was part of the school’s annual Give Back Week, a week-long celebration where students concentrate on giving back to their community. The week also included a school walk-out in memory of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, a salute to veterans and other community service projects and programs.

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