See a teacher shave their head bald to find cures for childhood cancer

St. Baldricks for Childhood Cancer Research

“How much would you donate to see a teacher shave their head bald to find cures for childhood cancer?” Ligon GT Magnet Middle School, where I taught last year, has four teachers involved with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation this year: Doug Fogg, Lester Francis, David Gaudet, and N. Edmond Jones. They have formed a team known as TACKLE (Teachers Against Cancer Killing Little Educatees) and are in the midst of a “penny war” to see who will get their head shaved in school this coming Friday. I’m sure students are excited about seeing one of their teacher’s heads shaved bald.

If you’d like to help this worthy cause or just see a Raleigh teacher get their head shaved, you can donate to the team online at: www.stbaldricks.org. The team and school has totals listed on the website. If you go to the website, click on “Find a Participant,” select “Team,” and then type “TACKLE” in the search field it will come up with Ligon’s team website where you can donate right online.

The head shaving event will be at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub this Saturday from 2pm to 8pm. Click on the Napper Tandy’s Web site: http://nappertandysirishpub.com/raleigh/raleigh.html to view the top teams or to make a donation.

N. Edmon Jones has organized the event at Ligon after getting involved with St. Baldrick last year as a challenge from a classmate of his at NCSU. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation supports childhood cancer research by making grants to hospitals and research groups who work together towards a cure for childhood cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation also supports research fellowships, attracting some of the best and brightest medical doctors to pursue a career in pediatric oncology.

For more information you can contact N. Edmon Jones at Ligon GT Magnet Middle School.
E-mail: njones@wcpss.net

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