Ocean City High School’s Key Club organized and hosted their second annual St. Baldrick’s Day event on Friday, May 25 during community lunch in the main gym. St. Baldrick’s is a non-profit organization that raises money that is put towards research for cures for childhood cancer. While many students signed up before the event, other student bystanders decided to support the cause and signed up on the spot to shave their heads/cut their hair.Amy Kohl and the OCHS Color Guard kicked off the event by putting on a great performance at the fundraiser. Stylists from Fabiana Edwards Studio Salon of Ocean City, Dina Martin of Reflections Unisex Hair Salon in Marmora, and Erin Summerson of Pig Tails Hair Salon of Somers Point graciously donated their time to shave and cut the participants’ hair.Senior Caleb Gartner raised the most of all the students and participants with $1,110 in donations. Mike Torrence of Marmora, father of sophomore Emily Torrence, joined our event as he was looking for a fundraiser to join. He was able to raise $540 and had his head shaved for our event at Fabiana Edwards Salon of Ocean City.Two of our Science Department teachers Dan Weaver and David Uhrich, again participated in the event and helped to raise awareness for the need for funding and to stand in solidarity with the children who do not have a choice as to whether or not they lose their hair. These two teachers can always be counted on to volunteer for any and every event at the high school; OCHS is lucky to have them.Like last year, ladies donated their hair to Children With Hair Loss, a non-profit wig-making organization that we used last year. This organization was chosen because we felt that their mission correlated with our goal of making wigs that are free for children living with cancer, as well as accepted color-treated hair. To us, it’s hair. To women battling cancer, it’s hope.THE FINAL NUMBERS from 2018:-2 TEACHERS-13 HEADS SHAVED-12 HAIRCUTS-$3,000 RAISEDWe would like to thank the following local businesses for supporting our cause with monetary donations: Bernie’s Barber Shop, Randazzo’s Pizza, Henry’s Trading Post, Dino’s in Sea View, 16th Street Seafood, and the Ocean City Police Department.
Local mothers and mums-to-be are invited to a special event for maternal mental health awareness this Saturday, 5th May. Donegal’s first ‘Paint Your Baby Bump’ event will be held at New Beginnings Wellness Hub, Glencar Shopping Centre, Letterkenny on Saturday 5th May 2018 from 1pm to 5pm. The charity day invites mothers to hear from guest speakers, enjoy tasters of wellness treatments such as reflexology and Kinesiology, as well as bump painting. The event is free to attend and any donations will be in aid of The Victoria Thompson Scholarship.Co-Organiser and Counsellor Sarah Barr said: “Last year, Psychotherapists Fran Buckley and Elva Glynn launched the Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day’s “Paint Your Bump” campaign.“It is a campaign to raise awareness of maternal mental health. It aims to support women in their transition to motherhood and offer self-care to all mums. It is also about starting the conversation about the everyday struggles of being a mother and before the baby is even born.” Guest speakers included The S-Mum, Yummy Mum, Homeopathic Specialist, Donegal Douala and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Simply Birth Donegal, Sarah Barr and G.P Tina Tooskey.There will be refreshments available and lots of prizes to be won on the day. There will be a holistic approach to the day, with reflexology tasters from Harmony Lane, Feet First Reflexology, Gill McGlinchey and Reflexology by Nicola. Kinesiology taster from Donegal Kinesiology Sharon Lynch.Mums-to-be will have the opportunity to have their bump painted by the talented Angela McFadden. This is done in a private space, using safe and toxic-free paints. There are a few slots remaining, to book a slot please call Sarah on 0864477867 or send a message via New Beginnings Facebook page. For more information about The Victoria Thompson Scholarship please visit: thevictoriathompsonscholarship.comFor updates on the Letterkenny Paint Your Baby Bump event, visit: www.facebook.com/events/183731742351945 Donegal mums and mums-to-be invited to special Baby Bump event was last modified: May 3rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:baby bump daycharityfundraisermaternal mental healthMothersnew beginnings read more