Oswego School Super Joins Fight Against Childhood Cancer

OSWEGO, NY – Team Super has joined the fight against childhood cancer.

Currently, the team consists of Oswego School Superintendent Bill Crist.

He said he made the decision to be a “celebrity shavee” to help families with children battling cancer.

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The St. Baldrick’s fundraiser is set for March 27. Emily Bradshaw has volunteered to have her head shaved – again – to help fight childhood cancer.

Six children in the Oswego City School District are currently fighting some form of cancer: Mary Isgar, Makayla Walker, Sadie Wilson, Julian Ross, Trevor Mercier and Caroline Moch.

In honor of those children, Emily Bradshaw, who had her long hair shaved off at the 2011 St. Baldrick’s event, submitted the following:

Show You Care

You should do St. Baldrick’s
Even all you chicks
Shaving off all your hair
Is a good way to show you care
Sadie, Caroline, Mary and Makayla
They will really love ya
Trevor and Julian
They keep on believin’
These kids don’t let cancer get them down
Because they are part of a great town
Please show you care
By shaving off all your hair
You will be so proud
Your fashion statement loud
No need to be scared
You’ll look great with no hair
If we all fight
There is a cure in sight
Raising money will assist
Finding a cure that yet exists
Please show you care
By shaving off all your hair
– Emily Bradshaw

Emily has answered the call to be a hero – again!

“I’m having my head shaved to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, but more importantly, to raise money to find cures,” she told Oswego County Today. “Please support me with a donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. So when I ask for your support, I’m really asking you to support these kids. Thank you!”

Her goal is $400.

You can donate online at http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/634353/2013 or mail a check made out to St. Baldrick’s and send it to your favorite “shavee.”

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., starting at 6 p.m. on March 27.

Last year’s local event raised about $72,400 and organizers hope to beat that figure this year.

The foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, call 1-800-899-BALD or visit stbaldricks.org

For more information about the local event, contact Dan Witmer, St. Baldrick’s volunteer event organizer, at [email protected]