St. Baldrick's/Pat Mac's Pack

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St. Barnabas School has been hosting St. Baldrick's Day since 2011, and it all began because of a very specialstudent, Patrick McNamara, who was in 8th grade at St. Barnabas when he succumbed to pediatric brain cancer in 2011 after a long battle. He is the reason we are "Pat Mac's Pack". With St. Baldrick's Day each year, we hope to honor his legacy and the memory of other loved ones lost, as well as celebrate the survivors of pediatric cancer. These are the reasons St. Baldrick's Day at St. Barnabas is still so successful, with over $440,000 raised since 2011, and means so much to us as a community.
SB Pat Mac's Pack 2022
For our 2022 event, we will again be pausing on the in-school St. Baldrick's hair cutting. To support this event and Pat Mac's Pack, please see the dress down information below:

All St. Barnabas students and staff are invited to participate in dress down days on Friday, March 11 and March 18, 2022.

Students can choose one of two options:

  1. Wear new Pat Mac’s gear, which you can purchase NOW through February 18 with proceeds going directly to Pat Mac's Pack to support pediatric brain tumor research. Click here to order! 
  2. Pat Mac’s gear from previous years or any green shirt and pay a one-time $5 fee, which supports
    Pat Mac’s Pack.
For more information on Patrick McNamara, please click the PDF (right) or visit
Pat Mac's Pack in the Media
Check out the coverage of our 2020 event in Chicago Catholic here!