Harris School of Business Raises Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

03/18/2014 (press release: ascutta) // Nikole Schriefer

Enduring a battle with cancer is hard for anyone, and it is especially heartbreaking when the patients are young children. At the Harris School of Business in Dover, Del., the staff and students have reached out to help an organization that supports childhood cancer research.

“This year we have been raising funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and the generosity of our students and staff has been so impressive,” says Nikole Schriefer, director of career services at the Harris School.

On March 8, a group from Harris attended a memorable fundraising event for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. It was a head-shaving event, held at Fado Irish Pub, in Annapolis, Md., where participants could choose to have their heads shaved to honor children with cancer and also to inspire friends and family to donate money to the cause.

Schriefer attended the March 8 event and presented the foundation with a check for $1,215. She explains how she first heard of St. Baldricks: “A few years ago, I attended a head-shaving event for the first time. I met a little boy named Joey, who had been battling cancer for years and was only 5 years old.” Schriefer continues, “Joey and his family were so inspirational that I knew I needed to help. Unfortunately Joey lost his fight, and this year’s event was held in Joey’s name.”

St. Baldrick’s Foundation has been holding head-shaving events since the year 2000 to support childhood cancer research. The trend has grown to over 1,300 head-shaving events in 2013, held in places such as pubs, restaurants, churches, military bases, and firehouses.

The Harris School is honored to support this cause. Founded in 1959, the Harris School of Business has a long history of providing career-focused programs in allied health and business management. Core programs include dental assistant training, medical assistant programs, massage therapy, and health claims specialist (medical billing training). To learn more about the Harris School, visit www.harrisschool.edu.

The Harris School is a subsidiary of Premier Education Group (PEG). PEG is a privately owned career-training organization with over 25 campuses throughout the United States. To learn more about PEG, visit www.premiereducationgroup.com.

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