Local volunteers shave heads for cancer research

Posted Nov 29th, 2012 by Jen Sobolewski  Category: Arts & Entertainment


The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Bowling Green State University on Dec. 2. More than 100 men, women and children will have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids with cancer. Organizers hope to raise $15,000.

BGSU’s inaugural St. Baldrick’s event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union and is hosted by the Falcon chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Head shaving will start at 9:15 a.m. People can walk in to have their head shaved, or donate to Locks of Love.

Two Bowling Green salons are donating staffing, resources and time to the event. Honeycomb Salon and Spa, 725 Haskins Road, will have six stylists shaving heads for four hours in the morning. Six stylists from Ambrosia Salon, 1215 Ridgewood Drive, will handle the afternoon shift.

On-campus groups and student performers will provide entertainment throughout the day.

For more information, contact Steve Syoen, volunteer event organizer, at or 419-372-4052. You can also visit Event sponsors include Dunkin Donuts/BGSU Dining, BGSU Bookstore, Hampton Inn-Findlay, Findlay KFC and Long John Silver’s, Panera Bread and Coca-Cola.

Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. With only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding dedicated to pediatric cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation volunteers, supporters and donors are needed to continue the battle against this devastating disease.

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