No Hair Don’t Care: Students Shave Their Heads Leading up to THON Weekend

Story posted February 14, 2019 in THON 2019, CommRadio, News by Imogen Corker

Hundreds of Penn State students now have shaved heads following Monday’s ‘No Hair Don’t Care’ event in support for those affected by cancer. In the lead up to THON that is happening this weekend, for a $10 donation, students were able to get their hair shaved in the HUB-Robeson Center.  With many students waiting in line throughout the day, event staff estimated over 200 students participated in Monday’s event as a final fundraising push before this weekend.

“It’s really good to show support for the kids. I interact a lot with the kids, with my paired THON family and through the committee so it’s nice to show support for them,” Kevin Ouyang said.

According to the event staff, the mission of hair donation is to make children battling cancer feel beautiful, strong and confident.

“It just has blown us away by the way in which the community has constantly wanted to do something selfless for children battling cancer," Said Christina Tentilucci, who was one of may that helped organized the event, said. "Today we’ve really seen the number of participants and the ways that they want to do a selfless act by donating their hair.”

With only a few short days until the annual 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon, expect to see allot of shaved heads in the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend.

 

 

Imogen Corker is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact her, email ohmigen@gmail.com.