AU teams up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support kids with cancer

AU student has her head shaved at the St. Baldrick's event

AU student Corina Quinonez shaves her head in support of kids with cancer at the St. Baldrick's Foundation event on Saturday, April 20.

It was an emotional Saturday afternoon on the AU campus where the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer charity funding the most promising research to help find cures for kids with cancer, hosted a head-shaving event. Throughout the afternoon, eleven people shaved their heads or donated their hair to Locks of Love in honor of children battling cancer.

With the help from event cosponsors, including the Aurora University Greek Council and Aurora University Students’ Association, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation also was able to raise more than $4,100.

Liz Cambron, senior health major and Greek Council President, donated her hair to Locks of Love. “Having St. Baldrick’s at AU gave students, faculty and community members the opportunity to physically show their support, as well as help raise money to fund research for children with cancer,” explains Cambron. “It gave people participating and supporting a chance to see fundraising done in a unique way.”