Fraternity "Shave to Save" for Breast Cancer Research
Source: Xi Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma
COLUMBUS, GA - Columbus State University’s Xi Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma is raising money for Breast Cancer research by shaving the heads of their brothers during the annual “Shave to Save” event Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. around the Clock Tower on CSU’s main campus.
“In addition to raising money for a good cause, shaving heads symbolizes our support for patients who might lose their hair after undergoing intense cancer treatments like chemotherapy,” said Grant Carter, president of Kappa Sigma at CSU.
Kappa Sigma hopes to raise $13,000 this year to support the American Cancer Society.
“This is the 9th year we have done this event and the previous years combined we have raised over $60,000,” said Torrey Wiley, Alumni Advisor. “We started this back in 2007 because the brothers wanted to have a signature Philanthropy.”
Last year all of the donations were made to the American Cancer Society. The fraternity asked that half go towards breast cancer research and the other half towards neuroblastoma research. The son of a Kappa Sigma alumnus passed away last year from neuroblastoma cancer.
“About 35 brothers take part in getting their heads shaved and some of the other brothers dye their hair pink,” said Wiley.
The fraternity encourages others to join the movement by volunteering to have his or her head shaved or to make a donation. Donate online at www.xi-iota.com and click the blue button “Donate to Shave to Save 2015” or send a check written out to the American Cancer Society and send to the address below.
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
639 Bradley Park Dr. Suite 500 PMB #239
Columbus, GA 31904
The Boyz Barbershop and Salon is donating shaving supplies.