33 Saltus Students & Staff To Shave Heads

March 17, 2012

With hundreds of thousands of dollars raised and over 40 heads shaved already, Bermuda’s efforts to raise funds for childhood cancer research aren’t over yet – with a record breaking 33 participants from Saltus to join the efforts this coming Monday [Mar.19].

For the sixth year in a row [5th year as an officially registered site], Saltus students and staff will have their heads shaved to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and PALS. This year will set a record with thirty-three participants.

Saltus Secondary Department English teacher, Mrs. Stefanie Pedro, is the overall coordinator for this event at Saltus; and Upper Primary teacher, Mrs. Laurel Burgess, is coordinating the event in Upper Primary. As of March 15th, Saltus participants had already raised over $67,333 with several days still to go.

At the Upper Primary Assembly at 8:30 a.m. on March 19th, twenty-seven Upper Primary students along with teachers Mrs. Laurel Burgess and Mrs. Brittany Adams will be having their heads shaved. In addition, Mrs. Adams, who has been letting her hair grow, will have her long hair cut and donated to “Locks of Love” for wigs for cancer patients.

UP student shavees are: S4s Brett Baumgartner, Gabriel Bloxom, Jonah Davidson, Adrian Joaquin, Jaden Malpas, Caleb McDowall, Caspar Ringsted, Evan Washington; S5s Braeden Baumgartner, Aaron Booth, Ryan Clements, Sebastian Finkbeiner, Jak Froud, Jayson Hassell, Magnus Henneberger, Tyler Hurdle,Sam King, Ryan Mullen, Nic Narraway, Conor Outerbridge, Sam Palmer, Peter Silvester, Jared Souza, Stan Stone, and Liam Zuill; and S6s George Buckley and Jaden Evelyn.

Hairdressers donating their time for this event are Liz Tuck, Melissa Furtado and Saltus parent Nicola (Freddy) King of Salon Visage, as well as professional hairdressers and Saltus parents, Katrina Dent and Lisa Froud.

At 12:45 p.m. on March 19th in the Saltus Haygarth Gymnasium (field level), the following Secondary students will be having their heads shaved: SGY1 Jordan Rowse, S10 Dylan Lightbourne, S9 Matthew De Frias and S8 Andrew Daly. Once again, Mr. Michael Pierre of International Lines and Designs, who has donated his services for the past five years, will be the barber.

A representative from PALS will be on hand to give PALS caps to the shavees. Upper Primary and Secondary students are also having a Green Grub Day on March 19th with funds going to PALS for support of local children with cancer and towards PALS funding for four childhood cancer research projects at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  1. Denyse Evans says:

    Great job Saltus

    • pepper says:

      So Denyse. has it come to shaving your head to make a point ?

      • jt says:

        pepper – huh?

      • 1minute says:

        @pepper – It is not to make a point, it is to be in solidarity with children who lose their hair during cancer treatment. They do it to help raise funds for cancer research… It is fun, you should try it one year.

  2. Jules says:

    Awesome kids and teachers! Thanks for doing such a courageous thing! I’m totally amazed, over $75,000!!!! I can’t believe it! Way to go Saltus!!!

  3. Seascape says:

    Well done Saltus. As of this morning, you have raised $86,000. We should be proud that all of the young children had the courage to shave their heads both at Saltus and BAA.