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St. Baldrick’s Shave-A-Thon raised $22,469.79 for childhood cancer research


Megan Schlosser speaks at the St. Baldrick’s Foudation event. St Baldrick’s Foundation held a charity head shaving event in the BTSU on Sunday morning.

For junior Megan Schlosser, shaving her head in honor of her mom and kids diagnosed with cancer was not a difficult decision.

St. Baldrick’s charity, which raises money for childhood cancer research, hosted the second annual Shave-A-Thon on Sunday with the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Students and members of the community shaved their heads or donated their hair to raise a total of $22,469.79, exceeding their goal of $20,000. All the money was raised online or during the day through raffles.

Donations were made leading up to the event and throughout the day. Ambrosia Salon in Bowling Green sent stylists who donated their time to shave heads and further help the cause.

There were 137 people who had their heads shaved and 48 who donated their hair to make wigs.

Schlosser, the event chair and vice president of NRHH, was excited for the opportunity to help St. Baldrick’s cause.

“I am really excited that BGSU has welcomed a new opportunity to serve,” Schlosser said. “We have so much to offer and I am glad we are helping such a great cause.”

Schlosser wanted to honor all of the kids that have lost their hair to cancer.

“We have to remember what we are doing this for,” she said.

Junior Briana D’Entremont also shaved her head to stand in solidarity with the St. Baldrick’s children.

“I didn’t know if I would do it again, but the cause sucked me in, I wanted to raise more than I did last year,” D’Entremont said.

She raised $100 for the cause this year, and $60 this past year.

“It’s a great thing, it’s one of the better organizations I’ve heard of for this research,” D’Entremont said. “They are very up front about where the money goes, I like being able to help the cause.”

Katy Yanda, chair for shavee recruitment, shaved her head along with her dad and her brother to help the cause.

“I am nervous but excited, I think that it will be very freeing,” Yanda said before shaving her head.

Yanda’s friend, Ann Marie, was diagnosed with cancer at 17, and hosted a St. Baldrick’s event at her high school. This was Yanda’s inspiration for helping St. Baldrick’s cause.

Jill Carr, vice president of Student Affairs, stood in for University President Mary Ellen Mazey, who was unable to make it, and began the first shave of the day on Schlosser.

“We are very proud of what you are doing here,” Carr said. “Philanthropy is part of the DNA of BGSU.”

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