Hofstra University will host its seventh annual St. Baldrick’s Day, a fundraiser in which Hofstra administrators, faculty and students shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research. The event will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2015 during common hour, 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Atrium.
Last year Hofstra raised over $34,000 for St. Baldrick’s Day, surpassing the $30,000 goal set by the university’s provost, Dr. Herman Berliner, to shave his head. This year, Dr. Berliner has challenged the university to raise $40,000 to have him shave his head.
A new feature this year will be the “Pete Libman Pride Award” for the individual top fundraiser. This award is in memory of the late Dean of Students, Peter Libman, who championed the event for its first six years at Hofstra and died in 2014.
Alumnus and former roller hockey team member, Tom Kostiw ’10, returns every year to host the St. Baldrick’s event to serve as master of ceremonies. “For the past seven years, the Hofstra community has come together to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Each year becomes increasingly exciting as participation and enthusiasm for the event continues to grow,” Kostiw said. “Watching the entire Hofstra community come together might be the most exciting part of this event.” Kostiw has shaved his head for the last seven years, and was honored last year by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation as a “Knight of the Bald Table” for his contributions to the cause.
To donate or get involved you can visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/1659/2015