Students To Shave Heads for Cancer Research

Alpha Phi Omega is hosting a head shaving event for St. Baldrick’s Foundation at 11 a.m. May 1 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

Sixteen students have vowed to shave their heads in solidarity with children who lose their hair due to childhood cancers.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation now funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Since St. Baldrick’s Foundation was started in 2000, events have taken place in 24 countries and all 50 states, raising more than $74 million.

More than 130,000 volunteers have shaved their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family.

So far, the shavees have raised more than $5,500 toward their $5,000 goal. One Truman student alone has raised more than $2,000 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation this year.

Those interested in shaving their head in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation can either register online at or the during the event.
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