Saddleback College’s Associated Student Government is raising money for pediatric cancer research in a whole new way by gathering volunteers for their first shave event.
The fundraiser is for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which is the largest private financier of pediatric cancer research, according to Saddleback Director of Student Life Audra DiPadova. It will be in conjunction with the Dance Against Cancer event Friday, May 2.
“Child cancer kills one in five kids who are diagnosed,” DiPadova said. “Most of those cancers have no known origin, so research is really, really critical and important.”
Volunteers are asked to join a team or form their own. In addition to being “shavees,” participants will raise money until the day of the event.
“I think a team right now (who’s devoted themselves) has raised over $10,000 already,” DiPadova said.
Sean Dwyer, 22-year-old criminal justice major, thinks it’s a great cause.
“Any donation will help contribute to battle child cancer,” Dwyer said. “I’ll donate money for it.”