Notre Dame football has been in the news for off-the-field incidents far too often in recent years — but here’s a great example of the Fighting Irish making headlines for a great cause.
Every year on the Notre Dame campus, thousands of students raise money to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation — an organization that raises money to fund pediatric cancer research. In addition to raising large sums of money (over $150,000 has been raised recently), many students shave their heads to show solidarity with cancer patients who have to do the same. It has become an annual tradition for many members of the football team to support the cause and get their heads shaved together, while also visiting patients of the Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
Today was the first of three days when students gather to shave their heads. Here’s some video as well as pictures of the event:
— alex welch (@Irish82Welch) April 17, 2013
— Ashley Prendergast (@Aprendergast13) April 17, 2013
— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) April 17, 2013
Fun night at the #baldandbeautiful !! Come to LaFun the 17-19 and support local kids fighting cancer!! great time and an even better cause!!
— Andrew Hendrix (@NDHendy12) April 17, 2013
Had a fun time at the Bald and the Beautiful tonight with my teammates and the kids! Such a great cause. Blessed to be able to support them
— Corey Robinson (@CoreyRobinson13) April 18, 2013