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Losing locks for a cause

Men's soccer, tennis teams and others shave heads for St. Baldrick's Foundation

Hair does not always serve a vital function, but for most of us, it's really important. Most days we spend a great deal of time styling, coloring, brushing and cutting our hair to get the perfect look.

However, last Friday, members of both the men’s soccer and tennis teams eagerly huddled into the Buckley Auditorium to shave their heads. Every year UP athletes join together to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s foundation.

The event was originally slated to take place on the Buckley patio, but due to weather, it was quickly moved to the Buckley Auditorium.

To raise money for St. Baldrick’s, the shavees must sign up on the St. Baldrick’s website and ask their family and friends to donate.

The Beacon caught all kinds of reactions as Pilots lined up to shed their locks. 

By the end of the event, Pilots raised $6,326 for cancer research. The top earning participant was Reid Baez, who raised $950. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for the surplus of glistening, bald heads this week, Pilots!