ENMS Raises over $20,000 for St. Baldrick’s

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East Northport Middle School held a St. Baldrick’s event on March 8 in an effort to raise funds to support childhood cancer research and treatment. A group of 39 students and staff members volunteered to participate in the event’s head-shaving statement and, backed by the surrounding community, raised over $20,000 dollars.

This year, the event was held in honor of four past and present ENMS students who have battled childhood cancer, including sixth-grader Charlotte Stuertz. Even though Charlotte has been bravely fighting leukemia, she volunteered to participate in the event’s shaving and to stand alongside her classmates.

With the entire school community, family members, and loved ones in the audience, volunteers walked on stage to have their heads shaved. With each completion, those in attendance cheered in support. Each student exited the stage to receive a hand-knitted hat and a St. Baldrick’s “Rock the Bald” t-shirt to forever remind them the cause.

“East Northport Middle School’s outpouring of support for St. Baldrick’s Day is emblematic of the compassionate and generous hearts of the greater Northport-East Northport community,” said Assistant Principal Angelo Cocchiola, “and we are so thankful for all they’ve done to aid childhood cancer treatment and research.”