Students shave heads to raise funds, awareness for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

first_imgFor the past four springs, members of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s communities shaved their heads and fundraised to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s childhood cancer research. Senior Catherine Soler, organizer of The Bald and the Beautiful (TBAB), said the initially small-scale project has grown into a three-part event, involving more than 1,500 people last year. Soler said TBAB, held Wednesday through Friday in the LaFortune Student Center, was born in 2009 when the Freshman Class Council service committee hosted a St. Baldrick’s event. She said approximately 150 people helped raise $26,000 the first year. “The next year we were like, ‘Well, we want to open it up. We want to be able to include more people, people who maybe don’t want to shave their head, but want to be a part of it,’” Soler said. The committee created an option for people to purchase hair extensions and donate their hair to benefit Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which turns hair into wigs for women with cancer. Soler said the group named the event “The Bald and the Beautiful” after their adviser jokingly suggested the name in an email. “It was hard to really convey everything I think in the name,” Soler said. “We liked it, it was kind of catchy, and I think it sends the right message.” The money raised by selling colored hair extensions benefits Memorial Hospital of South Bend, and Soler said kids treated in the pediatric oncology unit often come to the event. “We contemplated giving the hair extension money to the American Cancer Society, but we thought it was really important to give back to Memorial, and we liked the local and national component of it,” she said. The money raised for Memorial supports its young adult cancer survivorship program, Soler said. “I think that’s just a really neat connection that we have with them, because the hair extension money goes directly to people who come to our event and help us, and also goes towards a cause that if one of us were to have cancer right now, or had cancer as a child, we would be included in that age-range,” she said. The colors of the hair extensions represent different types of cancer, Soler said. “You could come in and say, ‘I want yellow for bone cancer, I’d like pink for breast cancer and blue for ovarian,’ whatever it is,” she said. “People can kind of do that in honor of different people.” Soler said almost 1,800 people participated in TBAB last year and raised $46,500. This year, she said several residence halls and sports teams will be involved. The football team will participate in a kick-off event Wednesday at 6 p.m. “It was very hard in the beginning to get sponsorship from students, friends, organizations, anything, just because no one really knew, but we have a lot to talk about now … and people come to the event,” Soler said. “And one of my favorite parts is that it’s very upbeat, and while it’s for such a great cause and there’s definitely time for memoriam and honoring people, it is really just fun.” Senior Elle Metz, a TBAB committee member, said she enjoys seeing the support people show to those who shave their heads, especially girls and women. “We have five or six girls already signed up to shave their heads this year, and their friends will come out with posters, and everyone is so supportive of them, which is great,” Metz said. “It’s inspiring to hear the stories as to why they do it and why they feel so strongly. A lot of people have personal connections. They know someone who had cancer, a family member has cancer, something like that.” Soler said although the core 15 people planning The Bald and the Beautiful have remained the same throughout the years, the group has expanded. “This year there’s about 30, 35 people, maybe more than that, who are planning it, and they’re all different age ranges, all different clubs, all different halls,” she said. “And so it’s just really fun that you don’t necessarily have to belong to a certain association to be a part of it.” Participants in TBAB find solidarity with people suffering from cancer, Soler said. “I would say that we just feel really lucky to be a part of an event that’s able to combine all the great things that I think about Notre Dame … the ability of people here to work hard, and put the greater good before themselves,” she said. “We’re just constantly blown away by the community … That’s by far been the best part for me.” Metz said coordinating The Bald and the Beautiful has been a special experience. “It’s easy to get caught up in … classes and extracurriculars and things like that, and Notre Dame students are obviously really busy, but these three days are just an awesome example of getting back to what’s actually important and helping people,” she said. Soler said the TBAB committee will ensure the event continues after most of the coordinators graduate in May. She said the Class of 2013 has expressed interest in organizing the event in the future, and it might also become a joint signature event for residence halls. “I hope that we can come back in ten years and donate our hair to The Bald and the Beautiful, and I can bring my kids and donate their hair,” she said. “I’m just always supremely impressed by how generous and selfless everyone who works on this event is, and so giving of themselves and their time, and I’m constantly inspired by the people who work at this event … I think it’s just an amazing demonstration of the true spirit of Notre Dame students.” The stress and busy-ness of coordinating The Bald and the Beautiful finally pays off during the three-day event, Soler said. “Within the first hour of the event, we’re still scrambling, getting ready, and then you see someone shave their head and the kids show up and you just stop and think, ‘This is worth every single minute of the effort,’” she said. “We all just always stop and kind of pause at the event, and you can see even big football players or like our guy friends, everyone’s just so moved by what’s going on, and I think it’s really cool.”last_img read more

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Bulimba waterfront home sells for $2.66m

first_imgThe home has high ceilings and is open plan.Ms Haddan said potential buyers were attracted to the fact the home had an entry-level price and was a waterfront property.“Having the boardwalk in front of the home makes it more affordable,” she said. The home at 41 Waterline Cres, Bulimba, sold for $2,660,000.A FAMILY has secured the keys to this Bulimba waterfront property.Place Bulimba sales agent Carla Haddan said the 41 Waterline Cres house sold for $2,660,000 within a fortnight of being on the market. One of the bedrooms at 41 Waterline Cres, Bulimba.About 30 groups inspected the property, with two written offers and one verbal offer received.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“It was bought by a family with a little child who had been looking in New Farm, Tennyson and Bulimba as they wanted a riverfront position,” Ms Haddan said.“They loved the Bulimba village feel, with the park and shops. It ticked all the boxes for the buyers, which resulted in a perfect storm for me.”center_img The kitchen at 41 Waterline Cres, Bulimba.The agent said there was not enough stock to keep up with demand, with agents often approaching owners of homes that aren’t yet on the market.“We work with our buyers to find something really for them and look at those properties that may not be on the market yet but may be ready soon,” Ms Haddan said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBrisbane market wrap up02:28last_img read more

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Optimistic McLaren hope to have turned the corner

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Despite being the best of the rest on the grid, McLaren still finished a mammoth 272 points behind third-placed Red Bull. Between them, double world champions Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull claimed all 21 Grand Prix victories. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown believes the British team have “turned the corner” and can look forward to the 2020 Formula One season with fresh optimism. After years of disappointment, McLaren finished fourth in the Constructors’ championship last season – their best finish since 2012. Carlos Sainz Jr claimed McLaren’s first podium in five years at last season’s Brazilian Grand Prix “These are very exciting times. We have turned the corner, we have a long way to go but I am excited for the first race in Australia,” said Brown. “Our two drivers have brought a lot of energy to the team so credit to them – and McLaren is a fun place to be.” Carlos Sainz Jr celebrated McLaren’s first podium in five years at the Brazilian Grand Prix and is again joined by 20-year-old Briton Lando Norris. “We have hopefully put together a better package, a better car, and I have the feeling everything is coming together,” said Sainz. “We have a positive momentum from last season, and we are hoping to carry that on this year.” Read Also: F 1: Hamilton says he has not spoken to Mercedes about a new deal Norris, though, is more confident McLaren can break the stranglehold of the dominant top three teams this year. “We have had the input into making this car, so it feels like my baby and I cannot wait to go and drive it,” said Norris, who finished 11th in the drivers’ championship in his debut season. “If I think back to this point last year, I was pooping myself. Now, I am a lot more confident, more relaxed, and that prepares me for the season ahead.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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