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Lend Your Support to St. Baldrick’s and Locks of Love This Thursday

March 19, 2014

This Thursday, March 20, the St. John’s community will join the fight against childhood cancer by participating in the annual St. Baldrick’s/Locks of Love event.

St. Baldrick’s participants shave their heads in solidarity with children suffering from cancer while raising money for childhood cancer research. Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that collects donated hair 10 inches or longer to produce wigs for children suffering from any illness-related hair-loss.

St. John’s will host two very special guests at the event this year: three-year-old Brian Aguilar and six-year-old Joseph Maroney. The Aguilar and Maroney families will be at the D’Angelo Center when Robert A. Mangione, Ed.D., R.Ph., provost; Kathryn Burns, communications specialist; John Conry, Ph.D., assistant dean and clinical professor, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and Jeanmarie Ignatiadis, assistant to the dean, will all have their locks shorn.

Those in attendance can show their support by purchasing “Lunch-to-Go,” featuring food from local eateries, for five dollars. There will also be a raffle to win an iPad Mini, an Xbox 360, MetroCards, and more. Raffle tickets are two dollars each, or three for five dollars.

For more information or to register, visit the St. John’s page on the St. Baldrick’s website or contact Angela Seegel at [email protected] or 718-990-2680.