Alton High School's Interact Club annual fundraiser that helps raise money for childhood cancer research surpassed all expectations this year. The fourth annual St. Baldrick's event at the high school raised $8,900 this year, which is 46% higher than the goal of $6,100 that they were initially shooting for.
The St. Baldrick's foundation raises money primarily through head-shaving events. Volunteers, sponsored by family, friends and employers, go bald in solidarity with kids who typically lose their hair during cancer treatment. Teacher Cami Giertz is the faculty sponsor of the event. She says a couple of the participants will be meeting some of the kids the money is supposed to help.
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