Last Thursday, KU students gathered on the lawn outside the McFarland Student Union to take part in Kappa Sigma’s seventh annual Shave to Save event, which raised over $5,600 by the end of the day for the American Cancer Society. Donations are still coming in.
Shave to Save is an annual event that was organized this year by Tim Suder and David Alaio, brothers of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Hair stylists came from different places to give students haircuts in support of the event. Shave to Save is sponsored by many businesses located in downtown Kutztown, including Salon Joey, The Airport Diner and Betty’s.
This year at Shave to Save, in addition to the haircuts which were available, there were also games and activities for students to participate in, which included a mechanical bull, super-sized “rootbeer pong,” a moonbounce, a DJ and a selection of T-shirts that could be bought to support the event. The KU dance team also performed in support of Shave to Save.
“I think it’s great that everyone gets so involved, this is a great cause and students really pull through to help us raise money and donate to people who could use the help,” said Chris Moscatelli, a Kappa Sigma brother who came out to help staff and support the event. “That’s what this is all about. Hopefully future students continue supporting [Shave to Save]. You get to have fun, get a nice haircut and support a great cause at the same time.”
Shave to Save held a raffle this year, the proceeds of which went to Jean Shapcott, who is fighting stage four liver cancer. A conquer board was also signed by students for Skyler Vandyke, a Kappa Sigma brother whose father (a long-time supporter of Shave to Save) recently passed away from cancer. The conquer board will be presented to his family in respect of his father’s memory.
Many Kappa Sigma brothers bleached their hair days in advance so that they could shave it away.
“My favorite part of Shave to Save was definitely the trash can pong and the DJ,” said Silvino Dallesandro, a Freshman business major. “Everybody was having fun. I’ll definitely be supporting Shave to Save every year. It’s a great cause”.
If anyone would still like to donate, it is not too late to help Shave to Save meet their $10,000 goal. Contact Tim Suder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Aubrea Longacre