CHICAGO — Mount Carmel High School students will shave their heads Tuesday to raise money for cancer research.
During the St. Baldrick's Brave the Shave Assembly, students will participate in games and competitions while fundraising participants have their heads shaved.
"We are very excited to participate in this year's challenge by hosting our very own St. Baldrick's event," said the Rev. Tony Mazurkiewicz. "It's great to see how our students are coming together to support their peers who have to face the devastating diagnosis of cancer. This shows that no matter how small, every person can make a difference."
In 2014, Mount Carmel High School raised $215,724 — the nation's top fundraising high school for St. Baldrick's Foundation — with 50 students participating in the shave.
This year the school aims to raise $220,000, with nearly 60 students participating.
Bridgeport brothers Michael Melchiorre, a senior, and Rudy Melchiorre, a sophomore, have raised $180,000 for this year's fundraising efforts.
The private Catholic School in Woodlawn is among 100 schools raising money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a nongovernmental sponsor of childhood cancer research.
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