DANVILLE, KY—Last Thursday afternoon Centre and the Danville community gathered in the Combs Student Center to celebrate St. Baldrick's Day, a worldwide fundraising program for children's cancer research. Forty-nine individuals had their heads shaved to raise money, including Centre professors, students and staff members, and many individuals from the community. At final count, the event raised $9,493 for children's cancer research, more than $4,000 past the goal.
St. Baldrick's Day at Centre was featured on the evening, nightly and morning news broadcasts of Lexington's ABC affiliate and on the nightly news broadcast of Lexington's CBS affiliate.St. Baldrick's began as a casual conversation between friends and has exploded into the world's biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer. Events have taken place in 10 countries and 42 states, raising over $20 million since 2000 and shaving more than 26,000 heads.
Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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