Our Morgan Harbour team is pleased and honored to announce we have raised $27,040 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, far-surpassing our initial goal of $10,000! Several members of our MHC team also volunteered to "go bald" in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.
"Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer, touching us all in one way or another, and unfortunately children's cancer research is extremely underfunded," said Ben Warriner, Partner and Executive VP. "As a company we believe in supporting our local community and through St. Baldrick's Willowbrook campaign we can give hope to children and their families fighting this disease."
MHC team members Warriner, Seamus McCarron, Ryan Frost, and Chris Steinys (aunt of Lara Beresoff) shaved their heads at the Willowbrook event held March 19 at The Kerry Piper. Renee Prinner and her daughter Shayna also participated by cutting their hair and donating to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. In all, 48 inches of hair was donated between the three ladies that will become real-hair wigs to help women fighting cancer feel like themselves again. Prinner's young son Michael also shaved his head that afternoon as part of the team.
"It was truly a team effort, and I'm humbled by the amount of support and participation we were able to achieve," added Warriner. "When we began our campaign, we set out to raise $10,000, but we quickly surpassed that goal and kept right on going! We're all so happy to have raised these funds for St. Baldrick's mission to fight against childhood cancers." Pictured in the photo are (left to right) Ryan Frost, Ben Warriner, The Kerry bagpiper, Renee Prinner with her children Michael and Shayna, Seamus McCarron, and Chris Steinys.
The St. Bladrick's Foundation coordinates signature head-shaving events worldwide to raise money to support children's cancer research. It is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more grants than any other organization outside of the U.S. government. Since the Foundation's first grants as an independent charity in 2005, they have funded more than $200 million to support this vital research.