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Students shaving heads to benefit childhood cancer research, event tomorrow

On May 9, Colorado State University will host its first annual St. Baldrick’s event put on by service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega.

So far, over 20 people have committed to shaving their heads on Friday in order to support and benefit childhood cancer research.

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“The majority of them are women, which is exciting,” said Kate Douglas, a senior fermentation science and technology major and the President of Alpha Phi Omega, who organized the event.

Douglas also plans to shave her head at the event and explained that the intention of St. Baldrick’s is to “shave your head in solidarity for kids with cancer.”

According to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation website, the organization was founded in 2000 and funds more childhood cancer research grants than any other private foundation.

The fundraising goal of this event is $5,000 towards the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. It also benefits another cause because hair that is over eight inches in length will be donated to the organization Children with Hair Loss.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the corner of Meridian and Plum. It will include a tent with barbers, a raffle and games.

To resister as a shavee, visit the St. Baldricks Foundation website.

Collegian Reporter Maddie Buxton can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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