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The Bald and the Beautiful

Dayne Crist, Mike Golic, Lish Elliott | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dear Students of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross,

As many of you may know, and some of you may not, today is the kickoff day for the annual St. Baldrick’s Day event. St. Baldrick’s is a charity that helps to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer, by collecting money and shaving heads as a sign of solidarity with kids going through greater struggles than we can imagine.

Cancer has touched each of us in different ways, so this event was something that we were more than eager to get involved with. We both knew that it involved giving money and shaving our heads, which was easy enough. What we didn’t know is that we would be face to face with some of the very kids whose lives we were trying to help save. We met 4 and 5 year old boys and girls and their families, who talked about chemotherapy, radiation treatments and long hospital stays. What amazed us both was how in the midst of all of this turmoil, these kids smiled, posed for pictures and stared in awe at the students who had come out to support the cause.

These kids admire the students here. We are what they want to grow up and be, and all they really want is a chance to do just that. So during the next few days, just take a few minutes out of your day to come out and spend some time with some amazing kids, and we promise you that you will get more than you can possibly give.

Dayne Crist

junior

O’Neill Hall

Mike Golic

junior

Siegfried Hall

* For everyone that is looking to help, here is all the info you will

need:

– Please come support the kids, your classmates and your

friends!

– Our website is www.nd.edu/~class12. Pre-registration is not

required, just suggested!

-Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4 p.m. in LaFortune Student

Center

-Free dinners each night at 5:45-8 p.m.! Sponsored by Fiddler’s

Hearth and Maury’s Pub

– Shave Your Head and Fundraise for the St. Baldrick’s

Foundation

– Donate 8 Inches of Your Hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths

– Purchase a Colored Hair Extension to Benefit Memorial

Hospital of South Bend

A little thing can go a long way. Thanks so much for your support!

Lish Elliott

junior

Cavanaugh Hall

April 12