All-off for St. Baldrick’s
The students, parents and faculty of HKIS made a ‘bald’ statement in March as they shaved their heads in the annual St. Baldrick’s day celebration. Held on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, the event saw 137 people sponsored to have their heads shaved with all the funds going to finding a cure for children’s cancer.
Parent Richard Kligler, who has been at the center of St. Baldrick’s fundraising for some years, was as enthusiastic as ever about the event: “We prefer to call it fun’raising!” before he celebrated the grand total of HK$1,810,594 (US$233,000, GBP143,350) raised. St. Baldrick’s is a global effort to focus fundraising on childhood cancer – take a look at www.stbaldricks.org for more information.
Mark March 2012 in your diary, there will certainly be an event near you and all alums are welcome back to HKIS for the big shave.
Source: DragonTales Summer Edition 2011