St. Baldrick's Day Cut-a-Thon 2008by How You Can Give Back on 7/1/2008
(April 5, 2008) Six Future Professionals from Paul Mitchell The School in Michigan participated in a cut-a-thon to benefit the St. Baldrickâ��s Foundation, whose motto is "Shaving the Way to Conquer Kidsâ�� Cancer." Twelve people volunteered to have their heads shaved in solidarity with people who have cancer and in honor of 7-year-old Noah Costas, a local boy diagnosed with neuroblastoma in December 2007. "He was the happiest, most energetic person in the building," said Future Professional Maegen Mazzola. "Seeing how strong and truly happy he was was so uplifting and reminded everyone how lucky we are. Being a part of this foundation was such a blessing."
Hosted by the Full Kilt Celtic Pub and Restaurant in Mt. Clemens, the event included face painting and prizes for kids, raffles, and a silent auction and raised over $5,000 for the St. Baldrickâ��s Foundation and the Costas family. Event organizer Michael Fiscus from Full Kilt said, "I canâ��t help but feel proud of what I have gotten myself involved in and the new friends it generates." Two days after the fundraiser, Noah Costas underwent surgery that successfully removed his tumor. .