Local hospital staff and families raise almost $95,000 at an event for childhood cancer

Cathy Carras and her daughter Markel. Markel is a patient in the Melodies Center.

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany Medical Center staff along with families and friends of childhood cancer patients raised $94,840 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at an event Sunday at the Westmere Fire Department.

Nearly 100 people stood with young patients by shaving their heads to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Included were physicians, nurses and staff members from Albany Medical Center.

Registered nurse, co-organizer of the event and “shavee” Kelly Clickner said, “This year’s event was a huge success.  It’s a great feeling to have had the help of everyone who pitched in from the fire department, to police officers, to our Albany Med colleagues, to our families.  We had our best event yet.”

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised more than $100 million for childhood cancer research across the United States since it was created 15 years ago.

 

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