FAIRFIELD — The annual St. Baldrick’s/Team Teddy-OHS event will be held, for the 11th year in a row, at Osborn Hill School, 760 Stillson Road, on Friday, March 20 starting at 5:30 p.m.. Anyone interested in raising money by having their head shaved can sign up in advance by going to www.stbaldricks.org and typing in “Team Teddy — Osborn Hill School.” Or they can sign up on the 20th, in person. For those who don't want to end up bald on the 20th, there are lots of ways to participate — sponsor a shavee by donating money on their head — online or in person. Buy some baked goods. Have some Super Duper Weenie. Buy raffle tickets and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to win one of many gift baskets including Red Sox-Yankees tickets, Billy Joel tickets, “Hamilton” tickets or a brand new bike from Cycle Dynamics.
Team Teddy was created to honor Teddy Gerber, who was in 3rd grade at Osborn Hill School when he was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma, a rare and aggressive type of pediatric cancer. Teddy was recovering from two major surgeries in March 2010, but he was able to attend the event, and even acted as an honorary barber, shaving his dad’s, brother’s, and some friends’ heads. Less than six months later he passed away at the age of 9. Team Teddy continues on in his memory, and to date has raised over $1.1 million.