Truman students go bald for St. Baldrickâ??s Foundation
30 Truman State University students and staff members now have a lot less hair.
They shaved their heads Sunday afternoon to raise money for the Saint Baldrick's Foundation.
All proceeds help fund the foundation's childhood cancer research grants.
The event was sponsored by the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.
Truman student Miranda Biddle, who recently battled a rare form of lymphoma, also shared her story of survival. She was declared cancer free in November.
Now she says this annual gesture means a great deal to her.
â??I mean, it's great to see all the support, and like I said last year I got to come back and actually see people with their head shaved and it just makes you feel like you have people behind you so, and just the fact that they're raising money for such a great cause is a great feeling,â?? said Biddle.
Organizers think they came very close to meeting their goal of raising $10,000 this year, but a final total is not available yet.
Click here for more information if you're interested in going bald for St. Baldrick's. Alpha Phi Omega also plans to hold the event again next spring.