Oswego School Partners with St. Baldrick's to Fight Cancer

Donate now, or sign up to become a shavee.

A student gets her head shaved at St. Baldrick's event in Plainfield last year. Credit: Shannon Antinori
A student gets her head shaved at St. Baldrick's event in Plainfield last year. Credit: Shannon Antinori
Submitted by Oswego School District 308:

Murphy Junior High School, District 308, is working with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Murphy students and staff have committed to raising at least $8,000 over the next six weeks to donate to the foundation. 

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a childhood cancer charity funding research to help find cures for children with cancer. Since 2000, St. Baldrick's Foundation volunteers have organized nearly 4,200 events across the U.S., raising more than $118 million for life-saving childhood cancer research. The event is open to students, family members, community members, businesses, or service organizations in District 308 and surrounding communities. Those interested in supporting the effort at Murphy can participate in a variety of ways.

Become a Shavee: Join us in having your head shaved March 14. Sign up here.

Compete in the Dodgeball Tournament: Murphy is hosting a dodgeball tournament Saturday, March 8. Anyone in the community is welcome to register a team. Proceeds will go toward reaching our fundraising goal. Registration opens February 3 and closes February 28. Click here for more information.

Donate a Raffle Item: Community members and businesses are welcome to donate items or a basket of items to be raffled off or placed in a silent auction at the dodgeball tournament.

Make a Monetary Donation: If you would to make a monetary donation to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, please go to Murphy St. Baldrick's Homepage. Cash donations are accepted at the school.

Become a Volunteer Barber: Licensed beauticians/barbers are needed to assist in the head shaving event March 14.

Become a Volunteer: The dodgeball tournament needs court monitors, crowd control, team sign in help, and more. Students looking for community service hours or others interested in helping are welcome.


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