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Catawba’s “Shave It or Save It” fundraiser to benefit the Cure Starts Now

SALISBURY — Some members of the Catawba College community may soon go bald for a very good cause — to raise money for Cure Starts Now, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancers, especially “big bullies” like childhood brain cancer.

A “Shave It or Save It” fundraiser is now under way on campus. Eight people have put their locks on the block, literally, for a good cause.

The eight include President Brien Lewis; theater arts Professor Erin Dougherty; student Israel Suarez; admissions counselor Gregory Alexander; Professor of sports and health sciences Victor Romano; Associate Director of Admissions Operations Steffanie West; and Associate Director of Admissions Laura Gilland. They are now soliciting donations from those who either want to see them shaved or their locks saved.

On April 7 from 3 to 6 p.m., the Catawba community will gather to learn who among the eight will have his or her locks saved or shaved. Licensed barbers will be standing by as the eight will learn their fates.

Until then, they have two funds they will be seeking contributions for — a “save it” fund and a “shave it” fund, with one fund capable of counteracting the other. To make a contribution or to check out the eight volunteers, visit www.catawba.edu/CureStartsNow.

The local chapter of Cure Starts Now is set up in memory of Odin Dougherty, the son of Erin Dougherty. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be passed along to the national Cure Starts Now organization.

Learn more by visiting the Cure Starts Now website (https://www.thecurestartsnow.org/ ) or the local chapter’s site (https://thecurestartsnow.org/get-involved/chapters/central-north-carolina).

 

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