St. Bernadette’s students go bald to support childhood cancer research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children's cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at St. Bernadette School on Friday, Feb. 23, where many students and faculty will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.

"Brave the Buzz 3" brings the community together to show solidarity with kids fighting cancer. There will be speakers, music and entertainment. Students learn that small acts – such as shaving their head or donating their hair – can have an powerful impact on others.

Brave the Buzz 3 is dedicated to St. Bernadette School’s own angel, Michael Orbany who passed away in 2014 from medulloblastoma at the young age of 9. Michael would be in his eighth-grade year. In honor of Michael and of the all heroes who continue to battle childhood cancers, St. Bernadette School intends to raise $60,000. 

To learn more about the event and to donate, visit or call the school at 440-734-7717. 

Lauren DeFazio

I am a life-long Cleveland Westsider with 5 school aged kids.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 9:42 AM, 02.20.2018