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Sandburg Students, Teachers Drum Up $16,000 for St. Baldrick's

This year's total was $16,000, but the school's overall total is $151,570.

Jordan Swanson, Sandburg sophomore, braces for her head shaving.
Jordan Swanson, Sandburg sophomore, braces for her head shaving.
Sandburg High School students stepped up, sat down and went bald in front of their peers Friday, March 21.

Several heads were shaved during a school assembly. Students featured Friday raised anywhere from $127, to $1,471—contributing to this year's total of $16,240.63. Sandburg has raised $151,570 in its nine years of participating in the cause.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a national non-profit organization that raises money for childhood cancer research. Volunteers with the organization typically host special events in which they shave their heads in solidarity with children who lost their hair during cancer treatment.

"Unfortunately, almost everyone has been affected by cancer," said teacher Phil Januszewski, who along with his students, shaved his head for the charity. "It feels good to be a part of something much bigger than the school. 

"It's a bond. An instant connection that we did this."

Featured shavees included:
Anthony Lauciello—$127
Jacob Giron—$916
Jeff Lehman—$1,305
John Kummerer*—$1,325 (together with Jordan Swanson)
Nuala Walsh—$1,096
Jordan Swanson—$1,325
Olivia Kelliher—$1,431
Carina Donne—$1,471
Teacher Phil Januszewski—$2,245
Patsy Bonnar March 24, 2014 at 07:45 AM
Great job!

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