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Shaving Heads and Saving Lives: Trey Atkins '18 Spreads
Posted 03/16/2018 07:24PM

Shaving Heads and Saving Lives: Trey Atkins '18 Spreads "The Bald" on Campus

February 28 was a day just like any other in the Upper School, students were learning, teachers were teaching and eleven people had all of their hair shaved off! While it may seem a little crazy, it's actually not an atypical occurance on campus. Last year, called to action by the passing of his father's close childhood friend, current Chase senior (and son of alumna Debra Somers Atkins '85), Trey Atkins brought a St. Baldrick's fundraiser to campus, soliciting funds with the promise of eventually shaving his head for the cause.

St. Baldrick's, a non-profit organization that focuses on raising money to advance childhood-cancer research, obtains funds through fundraisers where participants are sponsored to shave their head. Last year Trey participated solo, but this year, ten other individuals stepped up to "Rock the Bald" alongside Trey. Their combined fundraising efforts helped smash Trey's original goal of $2000, bringing in a total of nearly $5,000 for childhood cancer research.

It was truly an inspiring sight to see members of our Upper School community come together to make such bold strides towards eradicating childhood cancer. From teachers like Mr. Gavin to international students like Grace Chen '19 and even members of Trey's own family, the Chase community truly stepped up and gave it their all. We'd like to especially thank volunteer hairdresser extraordinaire, Jaci Orzack from E Salon in Farmington who also made this special event possible!

Enjoy some video from the day below and explore the full photo album here on smugmug.

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