Dozens of students and teachers at Lower Dauphin High School have pledged to shave their heads to raise money for the Lower Dauphin Mini-THON. These valiant people volunteered with the hope of prompting family, friends, and the community to give to the “Raise to Raze” Fundraiser to support the battle against pediatric cancer. All volunteers who have signed up to participate have determined the number the donation thermometer needs to reach to have their head shaved. Everyone is encouraged to donate to see the thermometer rise and watch their friends/family members have their head shaved! Click below to see a list of the participants and the donation amount at which they have pledged to have their head shaved.
As a school, this fundraiser is important to us not only because it helps raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund through our Mini-THON, but because it helps to raise awareness of the fight against pediatric cancer. In the U.S., more children die from cancer than any other disease, with 16,000 kids diagnosed every year. For these children, losing their hair is not their choice, so now we are making it our choice to make a difference through the Raise to Raze Fundraiser.
With the help of people like you, Four Diamonds supports more than 80 pediatric oncology research professionals at Penn State College of Medicine who conduct the full spectrum of cancer research. Having a better understanding of how cancer works will help us to develop new, more effective treatments, which we are able to then test by conducting clinical trials. The Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center is not only benefiting children at Penn State Children's Hospital, but also children and families around the world.
All donations to the Raise to Raze fundraiser will benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital and will also count toward the total money raised for The Lower Dauphin Mini-THON.