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Marcellus students shave their heads for St. Baldrick's Foundation

Several Driver Middle School and K. C. Heffernan Elementary School students had their heads shaved as a group as an outward sign of the effort to defeat cancer. The students participated as members of the Cub Scout Pack 166 Team.

St. Joseph's Church in Camillus was the site as fourth graders Edward Plogman, Bryce Kelly and Patrick Morocco, Kyle Denka (fifth grade),George West (second grade), Justin West (kindergarten) and parents Dave Plogman and Tom West stepped forward and had the hair from their heads shaved off.

The St. Baldrick's initiative at St. Joseph's Church raised $9,934 for childhood cancer research.

Lacrosse players take part

The scene at Kitty Hoynes in downtown Syracuse was a-buzz with hundreds of excited people as the Marcellus Varsity Boys Lacrosse team anxiously awaited the call to jump into the stylist chair. The annual Kitty Hoynes St. Baldrick's event is one of the largest and most successful of its kind. This year's event raised more than $330,000 dollars, thanks to "head shaving" donators like the Marcellus Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team.

One by one, coaches and team members stepped up to the chairs and had their heads shaved amid the cheers of family and friends and the clicking of cameras poised to capture the moment. Also participating were younger siblings and youthful lacrosse players from the Marcellus Youth Soccer Program. The Marcellus boys lacrosse group raised more than $2,000 for the St. Baldrick's fight against childhood cancer. In addition to the monies raised, the team will now become a lacrosse playing symbol of solidarity with kids who are fighting cancer. Here are the Marcellus varsity lacrosse team members:

Tyler Tomeny

R.J. Linder

Tom McNaney

David Lilly

Mike McNaney

Connor Wheeler

Luke McNaney

Carey Meilnicki

Kevin Hutchings

Dalton Wenzel

Casey Keegan

Ben Powers

Morgan Reilly

Cal Filtch

Nick Nye

Joe Masterpol

Jason Decker

Rodney Coffee

Martin Tobin

Dan Scanlon

Ricky Alfteds

Chris Martin

Billy Martens

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. It is the largest fundraising program in the world that is focused on childhood cancer research. At the heart of the St. Baldrick's initiative are the "head shaving" fundraisers that were held across Central New York during the month of March.

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