BGSU raises more than $25,000 for childhood cancer research

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Bowing Green State University far surpassed its $20,000 goal at the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event Jan. 31, and set a new record in the process.

Over 80 participants “braved the shave” and raised a record high $25,494 for lifesaving children’s cancer research. When added to the previous year’s totals, over $90,000 has been raised.

According to Stephanie Surblis, who organized this year’s event, there was a surge this year in representatives from the community.

“The support of the University and campus community is amazing and I feel so lucky to have had the chance to lead this event and be a part of this amazing process,” she said.

The Falcon chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary sponsors the event and stylists from Ambrosia Salon in Bowling Green handled the haircuts.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $101 million to support lifesaving research, making the foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.