October 21, 2013
Save the Date—March 20, 2014
Several members of the St. John’s University community will be
sporting noticeably shorter hairstyles this spring thanks to the
annual St. Baldrick’s/Locks of Love event on March 20,
2014. Sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry, the day
will be filled with energy, enthusiasm and "buzz"—not only from the
hair clippers, but about the fight against childhood
Participants, who shave their heads in solidarity with children
suffering from cancer, raise money for childhood cancer research.
One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the St.
Baldrick’s Foundation. The opportunity to have your hair cut by Locks of Love is also a
great way to participate. They are a not-for-profit organization
that donates these "locks” (hair 10 inches or longer) for wigs
given to children suffering from hair loss related to any medical
Rino Grzinic ’77SVC, associate director of development,
is the only University employee who has participated since the
event started at St. John's. He observed, "Taking part in the St.
Baldrick's/Locks of Love event allows me to actively support
research to find a cure and better treatment for childhood cancers
while raising awareness in a very visible way."
The fundraiser, also featuring raffles and sweet treats, will
take place on the Queens campus.
For more information about the event, contact Angela Seegel at email@example.com or
To learn more, visit the St. John’s page on the St. Baldrick’s