School Collects Thousands for St. Baldrick’s

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With the help and support of the surrounding community, the National Junior Honor Society at James Wilson Young Middle School in the Bayport-Blue Point School District collected $6,840 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization set on finding cures for childhood cancer. Contributing to this year’s successful event were the 40 individuals who volunteered to shave their locks, and the countless others who selflessly gave to the cause both at the event and through the NJHS’s online donation drive. In addition to the willing head-shaven participants, six individuals volunteered to cut their hair (at least 8 inches) for Pantene Beautiful Lengths, an organization that uses the hair to make wigs for women battling cancer.