St. Baldrick’s Day: Shave to Save
The Corning Hurricanes hockey team and the crew from Corning's Severn Elementary were just a handful of people who let their hair down to the floor for kids with cancer.
Corning's Bella Capelli Salon hosted the first Saint Baldrick's fundraiser three years ago. They shaved six heads and raised $4,500 dollars at the first event. However, Sunday, it was a different story. Over 50 men and women went bald for two local children fighting cancer, Zach Spaulding and Loretta Getola.
Severn Elementary Physical Education teacher and shavee, Tricia Shugars said, "I just want to set an example to all of my students. We need to help each other as a community, we need to reach out and just continue to support each other."Shugars and her student, Caitlin Oropallo decided to take this journey together. "It feels really nice that I actually got to do it with my gym teacher and it's nice that she did also and it's nice that I wasn't the only girl," said Oropallo.
"It's so selfless and especially our two families that are local families that people out and support," said event host and Bella Capelli owner, Angie Franceschelli. "It's nice to see humanity doing something amazing for someone else."
This year, over $20,000 dollars was raised for Pediatric Cancer.