Fairfield University’s Brave the Shave event this past Friday helped raise $4,300 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, doubling their $2,000 goal.
According to their website, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers.
Students who participated in the event said that they enjoyed the atmosphere.
Junior Danny Joseph said, “It was an awesome time. My friends and I all got our heads shaved. Everyone was so nice and upbeat. They had giveaways and food, the barbers were really nice and told stories of children who were going through chemotherapy and how much this means to them.”
According to Brendan Hunt ‘18, there were giveaways from twin tides, uber, vineyard vines and Love your Melon.
Hunt also said that 28 people came out to shave their heads this year, which just over triples their nine registered shaves from last year.
Joseph said, “There was a lot more people this year, it was great. I saw a lot of my friends getting their heads shaved this year, which was awesome.”
Junior Tyler Ostrowski said, “We raised well over our fundraising goal. It was an amazing event for an amazing cause and I want to thank everyone for their support and donations.”
Hunt plans to continue the two-year tradition at Fairfield.
“We’re looking forward to hosting the event again next year and having it be even bigger than this year,” said Hunt. “We were really excited that we doubled our goal and were able to give such a substantial donation to the foundation.”