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Wahl Clipper helps fight childhood cancers via “Get Buzzed” campaign
STERLING, Ill. — Wahl Clipper, maker of hair clippers, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity are urging college students nationwide to "Get Buzzed for Good" by picking up a clipper and raising funds to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation and its fight against childhood cancers.
Starting this month, college students will be shaving their heads to support “Get Buzzed,” a new fundraising campaign from Wahl and Kappa Sigma Fraternity to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to support childhood cancer research. The campaign kicks off with a live head-shaving event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 18, where students from area universities such as George Washington, Catholic University of America, George Mason and Towson University are putting their head where their heart is.
The goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000 for childhood cancer research. To help make this a reality, other schools and students are getting buzzed, as well. On Nov. 15, New York University's Kappa Sigma chapter is organizing a head-shaving event with several universities in the Greater New York City area coming together to support the cause. Colleges participating in the campaign can be found at getbuzzed4good.com.
At each “Get Buzzed” event, students and the general public will have the opportunity to take the stage and get their head shaved in front of family and friends. Those who do will join a growing fraternity of supporters who have helped the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The organizer of head-shaving events has raised more than $152 million for lifesaving research since 2005. This year alone, more than 57,000 volunteers, including students, business professionals, first responders and beauty queens, have gone under the clippers at more than 1,300 St. Baldrick's events.
“Get Buzzed” supports "Cuts for a Cause," a new program from Wahl Clipper to help raise funds for nonprofit organizations through charitable head-shaving, haircutting and facial hair trimming events. In just one year, "Cuts for a Cause" has helped nonprofit organizations such as St. Baldrick's raise nearly $1 million through product donations and contributions.