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Students Will Soon Receive Ridiculous Hair Cuts

April 1, 2011

ATO Cuts for Cancer will be held Wednesday, April 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) house on the University of Mount Union’s campus. Brothers of the fraternity will be receiving ridiculous haircuts, but it will come at a cost.
 
Over the course of the past few weeks, members of the fraternity have been asking people to pledge money in order to see them sport embarrassing haircuts at the buyer’s discretion. Some of the haircuts received last year included shaved head, Mohawk and top-shave. And, on Wednesday, each member of the fraternity that chooses to participate will receive a haircut.
“This event is to raise money and awareness for cancer patients, who must endure the constant struggle of their situation as well as the sometimes embarrassing loss of hair,” said Kyle Crowley, sophomore physics major and member of the ATO of McDonald, PA.
 
The event came into conception after two brothers from ATO shaved their heads at Relay for Life after reaching their goal donation amount in 2009. From there, they wanted to expand from two members shaving their heads to the entire chapter. They figured that the more people who could get involved, the more money and awareness that is being raised for the cause. Last year, the fraternity raised $2,200.
 
All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life event, taking place at Mount Union on Friday and Saturday in the Peterson Field House of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC). The brothers will be sporting their new hairstyles to raise awareness until Relay for Life concludes on Saturday. 
 
The hair-cutting ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information about ATO Cuts for Cancer or to donate, contact Crowley at crowlekm@mountunion.edu.
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