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Tulane medical students shave heads to benefit St. Baldrick's

February 01, 2018 3:30 PM
        

 

Carolyn Scofield
cscofiel@tulane.edu
(504) 247-1443

WATCH: Tulane students brave a close shave on St. Baldrick's Day 2016.

 

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WHAT: Off with their hair! Tulane University medical students, staff and a few community volunteers will go bald in support of pediatric cancer patients. The annual event is one of the area’s largest head-shaving fundraisers for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The national, volunteer-driven charity is committed to curing childhood cancers.

WHO: The event is organized entirely by first and second year medical students at Tulane. Nearly 30 people including students, physicians and nurses have already signed up to have their heads shaved. They hope to raise $50,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Tulane Hospital for Children.

WHEN: 12 - 4 p.m., Feb. 2

WHERE: The atrium lobby of Tulane Medical Center, 1415 Tulane Ave.

MORE: Students have already raised almost $40,000 toward this year’s goal, making Tulane University the current leader in college fundraising for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This is the 10th year for the fundraiser at Tulane and medical students have raised close to $350,000 with more than 600 heads shaved. For more information or to make a donation, click here.