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 special student, 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 2023:
St. Baldrick's: All students are invited to sign up to shave their heads or cut 8" of their long hair. If your child wants to participate, they must register for the St. Barnabas team on the St. Baldrick's site - and then they can start fundraising. Click here to REGISTER.
Bracelet & Dress Down: All students are welcome to dress down on march 3 - current or previous year Pat Mac's apparel, green, or anything celebratory of the inspirational life of Pat Mac is encouraged. There is not a dress-down fee this year, but we invite all families to contribute by purchasing a $5 bracelet to wear on March 3. 100% of the proceeds go to Pat Mac's Pack Foundation. Click here to purchase a BRACELET.
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!