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September 21, 2018

CiTi’s Cosmetology Program To Assist At St. Baldrick’s Event


Students enrolled in the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s cosmetology program will soon be putting their skills to the test for a worthy cause.

CiTi cosmetology student Bridget LaPage shaves her grandfather’s head during the 2014 fundraiser

CiTi cosmetology student Bridget LaPage shaves her grandfather’s head during the 2014 fundraiser

For the fifth consecutive year, the program will help provide haircuts during Oswego’s St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser, scheduled for April 12 at 1 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center.

According to cosmetology teacher Ines Rovito, an abundant amount of students this year have expressed interest in attending the fundraiser, showcasing the students’ dedication to their craft.

“Our students are able to show their dedication to a worthy cause while using their talent and ability working at two of the event’s stations,” said Rovito. “They will be able to give back to the community while networking with other salons.”

CiTi students will be afforded the opportunity to shave participants’ heads, as a way to help relieve tired styles, and will also be responsible for keeping their respective areas clean and organized, Rovito said.

“It is an emotional time, as students learn why some of the volunteers are shaving,” said Rovito. “But it’s also a lot of fun in celebration of survivors.”

CiTi’s cosmetology program will also hold a cut-a-thon on April 10 to help benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The cut-a-thon will include haircuts, manicures, tinsel extensions and colored chalk for hair.

All proceeds will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The event is available to the public and appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

A morning session is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m., with appointments being accepted until 10 a.m.

An afternoon session will then begin at 12:15 p.m., with appointments being accepted until 1:30 p.m.

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