Fowler Students Host Fundraiser to Fight Childhood Cancer

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Students, faculty and staff at Fowler High School and the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler raised more than $8,000 in their third annual head shaving fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
 
Fowler Vice Principal and event organizer Dan Evans says 32 ‘shavees’ took part in this year’s event, which serves as more than just an ordinary fundraiser.
 
“The staff and students are able to unite for a worthwhile cause and support [sick] children by raising money for finding a cure to cancer.  Three shavees had hair long enough to donate to the Children With Hair Loss Foundation, which provides opportunities for children to receive hair replacement,” Dan explained.
 
Through the event’s three-year history, Fowler has raised more than $30,500 for St. Baldrick’s, which funds research to find a cure for childhood cancer. Dan said the overwhelming support for the fundraiser is what has allowed it to make such an impact.
 
“When the Cosmetology program was moved to Fowler,” Dan recalls, “I met with the teacher, Theresa Calabrese, and discussed a way to positively promote the program and provide an opportunity for the students to practice their trade.  Unfortunately, everyone knows someone affected by cancer and one way to help those in need, in particular children, is to raise money for cancer research in a fun way which honors and supports those children effected by this terrible disease.”
 
Thank you to all 32 participants to volunteered to shave their heads—as well as to all who supported them in this wonderful cause! 

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