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Showing Support by Going Bald

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The cafeteria at James Wilson Young Middle School in the Bayport-Blue Point School District was standing room only as the National Junior Honor Society held their fourth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to honor two current students – Marco Daidone, who is in remission from osteosarcoma, and Casey McLehose, who is cancer free from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Many students, residents and staff members volunteered to shed their locks during the event as they collectively raised more than $19,000 to benefit childhood cancer research. NJHS members were on hand during the event to boost the fundraising efforts by selling commemorative T-shirts and tasty treats to those in attendance.

Academy Street Elementary School teamed up with the middle school this year and hosted their own spirited event to support second-grader Lane Romano, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer. Making good on his promise to shave his head if the school met its fundraising goal, school psychologist Dr. Saylor shed his locks before the student body during a daytime assembly. Academy raised more than $2,300 as a result of this effort.  

Bayport-Blue Point Eagle