What was hair today is gone tomorrow — to raise money to fight pediatric cancer

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Shown before the St. Baldrick’s event are (from left) Russell Kincaid, Tracy Kalinowski, Clare Rauch, Sharon Huard, Alex Kalinowski, Christopher White and Michelle Bergquist. All are Upstate employees except Alex, who is Tracy Kalinowski’s son.

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Shown after getting their heads shaved for St. Baldrick’s are (from left) Tracy Kalinowski, Russell Kincaid, Clare Rauch, Sharon Huard, Alex Kalinowski, Christopher White and Michelle Bergquist.

Several Upstate employees were among the 570 people having their heads shaved at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant in Syracuse on March 1 to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has received grants from St. Baldrick’s that pay for research to find cures for childhood cancers and that help survivors live long, healthy lives. Donations are still coming in, but the event at Kitty Hoynes this year raised about $450,000.

Pictured before and after the St. Baldrick’s event are Tracy Kalinowski, who works in the pediatric infusion center; Russell Kincaid, from radiation oncology; Clare Rauch, senior assistant librarian; Sharon Huard, who works in student affairs; Alex Kalinowski, son of Tracy Kalinowski; Christopher White, who works in the pediatric infusion center; and Michelle Bergquist, who works in the library.

This article appears in the summer 2015 issue of Cancer Care magazine. 

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