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Watch Nine O'Neil Middle School Staffers Have Their Heads Shaved for Great Cause

O’Neill students were given the challenge of raising $500 for St. Baldrick’s. In just four days, they raised more than $3,200, and the fundraising total is now up past $3,500.

Amid cheers from students, nine O’Neill Middle School staffers had their heads shaved to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
  •  WATCH THEM DO SO IN VIDEO ABOVE 

O’Neill students were given the challenge of raising $500 for St. Baldrick’s. In just four days, they raised more than $3,200, and the fundraising total is now up past $3,500.

The top five fund-raising teams at O’Neill were put in a hat for the chance to shave a staff member’s head during the assembly. Here is who had their heads shaved this year: 

First up was the organizer, science teacher Meg Van Dyke, who had her head shaved at last year’s St. Baldrick’s event at Downers Grove South High School. 

Principal Matt Durbala and seven other staff members who were “selected” by the students’ chants and cheers.

The money raised by the O’Neill students will be sent to O’Neill alum Abby Davis, who started a St. Baldrick’s chapter at her college and will be having her head shaved for the cause on March 5. 

Through the power of Skype, Davis was able to “watch” the Feb. 7 O’Neill assembly from West Virginia and personally thank the students and staff members for their generosity.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds research to find cures for childhood cancers and promote long, healthy lives for survivors.

Source: Downers Grove Grade School District 58

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