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Shavees, including NFL player Justin Tuck, at a NetApp event on March 5.
A NetApp employee gets his head shaved to fight kids’ cancer.
In 2007, St. Baldrick’s cofounder John Bender invited Bill Hogan, NetApp Vice President and General Manager of Americas East, and Joey Santamorena, NetApp Senior Director of Americas Mid-Market and Inside Sales, to participate in a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event. After learning about the mission of the Foundation and the lack of funding for childhood cancer research, they knew they could harness the company’s generous volunteer program – which allows employees five volunteer days each year to use to benefit a charity of their choice – to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer.
Several NetApp Knights of the Bald Table, including Bill Hogan (far left) and Joey Santamorena (far right).
And so they started “Bill & Joey’s Excellent Shaving Adventure,” inviting colleagues, business partners, and family members to join their “adventure” to help cure childhood cancer.
Justin Tuck, right, prepares to arm wrestle a Regis High School student at a St. Baldrick’s event.
Since that first event in 2007, NetApp employees around the world have been inspired to start their own St. Baldrick’s events, with more than 25 offices worldwide hosting events and shaving more than 2,200 heads!
Employees have even inspired their children’s schools to get involved. Bill’s son, Liam, led Regis High School to play in the 2014 New York City Basketball Championship with more than half the team bald!
NetApp has taken St. Baldrick’s to Times Square and the Nasdaq to ring the stock market opening or closing bells for several years. This year, Bill, Liam, and John Bender had the honor of ringing the closing bell on March 7.
Team Regis Class of ’15 before shaving their heads.
Stay tuned to see how far NetApp’s efforts reach in 2014!
Visit the NetApp campaign page to find a NetApp employee-led head-shaving event in your area.
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