An annual tradition at Whitman and many other schools, volunteers give up their hair as donors contribute funds to a campaign to beat cancer.
Pomodorino’s fed the contributors and volunteers who organized donations, lined people up for the barbers and handed out t-shirts. Chris Scortichini Jr. was knighted and made a member of the Knights of the Bald Table for his multiple donations of hair over the years.
And although St. Baldrick is a mythical creature, the foundation is not. Founded in 2000, the group says it has raised more than $282 million in research grant funding since 2005.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation doesn’t collect hair, those who want to donate to a cause, such as making wigs for cancer patients, should go here.