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Teachers Shave Heads for Childhood Cancer Research

Robert Hagarty (left) and Erik Jones (right) getting their heads shaved.

By Mickaela Del Pozo 
Staff Writer | The Pacific Times

NP3 High teachers Robert Hagarty and Erik Jones shaved their heads on Monday, March 11 through a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

About 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor-powered charity committed to funding childhood cancer research. The charity has invested over $258 million in childhood research grants worldwide with the help of donations.

“Cancer makes you feel powerless,” Jones said. “Doing things like fundraising can make an incredible impact on the lives of children who are going through a horrible part in their lives.”

Donation buckets that represented each grade color were placed in both Hagarty and Jones’s rooms. Jones allowed students who donated on March 11 to cut his hair.

Advisory student Jackie Munoz cutting Erik Jones’s hair.

NP3’s student government sold nachos in the prior week to raise money for the fundraiser. 

Hagarty and Jones host the event every year to fundraise for childhood cancer research. The two teachers raised over $500 this year from student donations. 

Students are welcome to host their own fundraisers or to participate in the annual head-shaving event held by St. Baldrick’s in March.

Interested in getting involved? More donations can be made to

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