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More Than 100 Participants Give Hair And Hope On Monday

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Apr 062017
 

Adrian Fielosh getting his head shaved.
(Photo by Vittoria Fielosh)

On Monday, April 3 Amity Middle School in Orange hosted its 9th annual “Giving Hair and Hope” event.

This amazing evening not only raises funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancer but also collects ponytails to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, who makes wigs for cancer patients. This year more than 100 staff, students, and community members volunteered, “braved the shave” or donated ponytails.

Amity’s Pop Warner Cheerleaders also performed to help kick off the event again this year.

Leading up to the event staff and students participated in an annual volleyball tournament organized by one of Amity Middle School’s Physical Education teachers, Mike Blumenthal.

Students also raised more than $2,000 with “Money Wars” where teams competed against each other for points by donating change. Seventh grade’s Team Y was

Donated ponytails. (Vittoria Fielosh Photo)

victorious in this war donating more than half of the proceeds.

Overall, this year’s event raised more than $18,000 for St. Baldrick’s and collected a record number of 30 ponytails. This is an amazing event that brings kids together to help kids.

To learn more about St. Baldrick’s or to make a donation, click HERE to visit the St. Baldrick’s website.

(Orange Live thanks Vittoria Fielosh for all of the photos from this event)

Kneeling on Floor left to right: Jessica Luo, Roxanne Torrioni, Emily Hoddinott, Kaitlyn
Moody, Anthony Vega, and Hailey Furmanek
Standing Second Row left to right: Aditi Chalasani, Michael Pickett, Matthew Fitol, Mackenzie
Gallagher, Raniem Alkasas, Jessica Ejlli, AnneMarie Driscoll, Alexandra Marinescu, Alexis
Kaiser, Keerthi Kongani, Giana Guerra, John Novak, Carter Correia, and Andrew Coscia
Standing Top Row left to right: Ryan Hatrick, Seamus Hennessy, Noah Grauer, Gerald Burns,
Patrick Mizzone, Matthew Carloni, Adrian Fielosh, Marco Bonato, Joseph Nucifora, Henry
Colby, Nolan Smith, Joseph Carangelo, Adam Glassman, and Rocco Antonucci,
Photographed by Vittoria Fielosh