Irish-Themed Fundraiser

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A sea of green blanketed the gymnasium at Rocky Point Middle School when it recently hosted its first St. Baldrick’s Day program.

The event, which is hosted throughout March in locations nationwide, aims to bring awareness to and raise funds for childhood cancer research. Rocky Point’s program commenced with performances by three Irish step dancers and a professional bagpiper. Then, with the help of the high school’s cosmetology stylists, close to 20 students and teachers showed their support for those suffering from cancer by bravely shaving their heads.

The event raised more than $7,300 for the cause, well exceeding the school’s goal of $5,000.