East Penn College District college students get their heads shaved in help of efforts to finish childhood most cancers

EMMAUS, Pa. – Come Monday, properly over 100 East Penn College District college students shall be sporting a brand new do, a lovely bald head, in solidarity with folks battling most cancers.

It was all a part of the Emmaus Shave for the Courageous to learn the St. Baldrick’s Basis, which funds analysis to assist finish childhood most cancers.

“Solely 4 p.c of presidency funding goes to pediatric most cancers analysis, so St. Baldrick’s is admittedly attempting to alter that,” stated Elizabeth Del Re, the occasion organizer.

In the course of the Emmaus Excessive College soccer subject, children went below the buzzer.

“I noticed my instructor do it and that basically impressed me, so I needed to assist different children who’ve most cancers and that is why I did it,” stated fifth grader Derick Swenson.

And for some, going bald was private. Seventh grader Evan Fegley misplaced his grandmother to most cancers and his father fought and beat most cancers.

“I really feel the cash being raised for that is value serving to the youngsters who don’t have any selection. I assumed I am going to make that option to shave my head,” Fegley stated.

We checked again in with Fegley after his shave.

“I really feel wonderful,” he stated.

He says he devoted his selfless act to his late grandmother.

“Grandma, I do know you are watching down on me, that is for you,” Fegley stated.

The occasion ended up shattering its fundraising purpose, which was $100,000, one thing organizers thought was a stretch. As an alternative, the East Penn College District raised over $140,000 for pediatric most cancers analysis.

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