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Concordia Seminary volunteers raise $10K for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

31 people shave heads to fight childhood cancer

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $10,700 at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving fundraiser held Jan. 28 in Koburg Hall, surpassing its goal of $10,000.

Thirty-one “shavees,” including Concordia Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, various faculty and staff members, students and additional supporters from the St. Louis community participated in the event.
St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events give “shavees” a way to show their support by voluntarily shaving their heads in an effort to inspire friends and family to donate funds for childhood cancer research.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser 2016
Thirty-one students, faculty, staff and other supporters volunteered to have their heads shaved during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Fundraiser Jan. 28. Here, a few of the volunteers showed off their new looks in chapel one day after the event.

“Everybody has been impacted in one way or another by cancer,” said the Seminary’s Director of Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions Rev. Bill Wrede, who organized the event.

St. Baldrick’s Honored Child Brett Haubrich, 12, who is fighting inoperable brain cancer, visited the Seminary event with his family. Haubrich assisted in shaving both Meyer and seminarian David Edwards. Wrede also led a prayer for Haubrich’s treatment and presented him with gifts from the Seminary.

Since partnering with St. Baldrick’s in 2012, Concordia Seminary has raised more than $47,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Stylists from the Richmond Center Great Clips hair salon shaved the volunteers’ heads for the fourth year.

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