Over 20 people, including students, Guttenberg council members, police officers and teachers lined up to shave their heads in support of the cancer research done by St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
“A friend, who is in the General Assembly, Assemblyman Joe Danielson (D-17), made me aware of this organization and understanding what these kids go through, their everyday fights, a little sacrifice to shave their head comes along way,” explained Guttenberg Councilman Wayne Zitt, who also serves as Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez’s (D-32) chief of staff.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer charity that helps raise funds to support children cancer research.
The fundraiser took place at Anna. L. Klein School in Guttenberg.
“I think we had about fifteen to sixteen students, a police officer, two teachers. It was a great cause and a great fundraiser. We raised a lot of money, more than I thought we would raise,” stated Anna L. Klein School Superintendent Michelle Rosenberg.
Guttenberg Councilman John Habermann opted to refrain from shaving his head, but still contributed to the cause.
“I didn’t shave my head, but in lieu, I made a made a donation on behalf of my mother who did pass away from cancer as well. It’s something that’s really near and dear to my heart,” he said.
Zitt and Rosenberg are planning on working together on future fundraising events and continue to raise awareness.
“This is a good cause and the kids actually responded to it,” Zitt added, also noting that the event raised about $4,000 raised for the St. Baldrick’s foundation.