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East Rockaway Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Diane LauKaitis to shave head in support of sick friend


East Rockaway Auxiliary Deputy Inspector Diane LauKaitis is going to shave her head in support of a friend who is going through chemo treatments. “If I get $500 in pledges — and I’m close to that now — I’ll do it!” LauKaitis said that people’s reactions were priceless when she told them of her plan. “I didn’t know I was known for the amount of hair on my head!” she said, naively. “But I want to do this for my friend.”

This fundraiser is to help raise money for a close friend, Toni W. who is involved in the community. Toni, 49, is married and has two children.  She has been diagnosed with ovarian, liver and colon cancer, said LauKaitis, and is currently undergoing very intense chemotherapy treatments that have caused her to lose all her hair. “The monies raised will go towards her wig and ongoing medical expenses,” she said.

How it works

1.    Collect donations and/or pledges from friends, family and co-workers and list their contact info and amount of donation.

2.    Make an appointment with your hair stylist or barber to get your hair cut by Nov 3.   For all who are going to shave their heads or get crew cut, you can go to 70 Clinton Ave. in East Rockaway on Nov 2.  At this time, a licensed beautician and will shave your head for the cause.

4.   All who get their haircut or shaved are welcomed to come to the above address for a light meal, drinks, raffles and fun that evening. Be sure to bring all donations and monies you collected.

5.  If you don’t wish to participate but want to make pledge, mail checks for Toni W. made payable to: Diane LauKaitis, 70 Clinton Avenue Lynbrook, NY 11563