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Shave for the Cure returns

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From pink locks to no locks — students, faculty and staff at St. Cloud State are working together to help end breast cancer with Delta Sigma Phi’s annual Shave for the Cure.

The event features 11 faculty and staff members and 16 male and four female students planning to have their heads shaved to help raise funds for Coborn Cancer Center at the event set for 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.

The event also features a silent auction with more than 70 items, guest speaker and live performances. Breast cancer survivor and Atwood Memorial Center Director Anne Buttke will deliver the keynote address. Delta Sigma Phi hosts Shave for the Cure each fall. All the proceeds from this year’s event will go to support the Coborn Cancer Center Foundation.

“This is an event that is close to our hearts,” said Chris Rogers, event organizer. “Many of our members have seen the impact of breast cancer through the eyes of relatives and close friends.”

Stylists from Final Cut Sports Barber Shop will take care of the main event — shaving heads.

Among those on the list of head shavers are:

  • Mark Vargas, dean of Learning Resource Services
  • Miguel Chavez, assistant professor, ethnic services
  • Theresa Ondarko, Garvey cook
  • Jeff Hilligoss, Sedexo executive general manager
  • Lee Hengescht, Sedexo retail manager
  • Chuck Gibbons, Sedexo executive chef
  • Joe Fetter, Sedexo retail supervisor
  • Tim Ness, Sedexo dinning manager and cancer survivor
  • Mike Raki, Sedexo catering supervisor
  • Ramsey Hanley, Sedexo retail supervisor
  • Joseph Melcher, associate professor and chair, Department of Psychology

In the run up to Shave for the Cure, Delta Sigma Phi’s members are selling wristbands for $2 and offering pink hair dying until 5 p.m. daily in Atwood Memorial Center.

“Shave for the Cure is a powerful and inspiring event that honors breast cancer survivors, raises awareness, provides educational tips on ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer and raises money to help the Coborn Cancer Center Foundation continue to support the fight against the disease and continue to provide state-of-the-art treatment to patients,” Rogers said.

Individuals can also support the event by donating online.

 

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