University community raises $12,000 to fight childhood cancer

Sophomore Ben Mahon has his head shaved during the annual Quinnipiac University St. Baldrick's event Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 in Burt Kahn Court on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a childhood cancer charity funding research to find cures for kids with cancer.

Showing our support

Ben Mahon '19 has his head shaved during our annual St. Baldrick's event on Marc 8 in Burt Kahn Court. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a childhood cancer charity funding research to find cures for kids with cancer.

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he University community came together on Wednesday to raise about $12,000 and show their support for childhood cancer research.

“It is a statement to the children that being bald isn’t something that they should be ashamed of – and that they are brave and beautiful,” said Nicole Geer-Laureano ’17, traditions and community chair of the Student Programming Board. “They have people who support them in their fight.”

The fight is particularly personal for Tyler Cabral ‘17, a biomedical sciences major.

“I can identify with St. Baldrick’s due to the loss of a childhood friend who passed of cancer,” said Cabral, who is a regular participant. “People are coming together from different groups and cultures from around the world to celebrate the lives of others, and stand together bald to show our support for those effected.”