Eight Niagara University students – three women and five men – will be shaving their heads this Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the student union to raise awareness and financial support for young adults with cancer.
“Shave to Save,” slated for the Gallagher Center’s Multipurpose Room, is a part of senior communications major Vincent Schiano’s honors thesis, which focuses on educating students and rallying support within the Niagara University community on the fight against young adult cancer.
Participants have been fundraising prior to the event, largely via crowdfunding websites like www.gofundme.com. NU junior Vanessa Dunn, who recently lost her great aunt to cancer, has already surpassed $2,900 in less than one week of fundraising.
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