Staches for Jake

Sasha Kazakov, Staff Writer

This past month, the Wayne Valley boys lacrosse team has worked alongside Jake Rudd to raise money for childhood cancer by participating in “No Shave November”. This event took place last year, raising over $6,000, so it was repeated in hopes of an even more successful outcome. Jake Rudd is a sophomore at Wayne Valley High School who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in April of 2016. After intensive chemotherapy and a limb salvage surgery, Jake is on his way to recovery. He hopes to raise awareness of childhood cancer and try to find a way to cure it once and for all.

To participate in “No Shave November”, there is one thing you have to do: simply do not shave for the entire month. Participants can ask for donations to the cause as a way to show support for the event. All donations will be given to organizations like Tomorrows Children’s Fund, Headstrong, and Tackle Kids Cancer. Additionally, Eli Manning will be donating the same amount to Tackle Kids Cancer as this fundraiser does as part of his Eli’s Challenge Campaign. Staches for Jake has the power to brighten many children’s days, and gives hope to those who are affected by this awful illness. To donate, visit: