Polytech’s Nursing Instructor Shaving Head to Fight Childhood Cancer


Mrs. Skeahan, Polytech’s Nursing instructor, will be teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation and participating in the upcoming Headshaving Event & Charity Auction on Sunday, September 25th at the Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company at 761 Sergeantsville Road.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation, whose mission is to fund research and conquer childhood cancer, is running the event. Mrs. Skeahan was inspired to participate after her class hosted a guest speaker who shared her own experiences with childhood cancer and how it has impacted her life.

“Our guest speaker gave a very emotional presentation to the class, and I figured shaving my head would be a small sacrifice to make in order to raise some money and help a fantastic foundation like St. Baldrick’s,” said Mrs. Skeahan. “After going home and discussing it with my husband, he even decided to join me.”

With a fundraising goal of $200 before the event on Sunday, Mrs. Skeahan is hoping the community will help her by donating to her St. Baldrick’s fundraising page. The page can be found at www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/874039/2016, as well as Polytech’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Mrs. Skeahan’s students will also be participating in the event, with some volunteering their time and others opting to shave their heads along with their teacher.

“What Mrs. Skeahan is doing is a perfect example of how Polytech looks to stay involved in the community and she has the support of the entire school,” said Dr. Kimberly Metz, Superintendent of Hunterdon County Vocational School District.

For more information on Mrs. Skeahan and St. Baldrick’s, please visit her fundraising page.