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Heads shaved in Campus Housing for good cause

St. Baldrick's participants

UIC grads Gavin Quinn, John Lullo and Danny Lullo shaved their heads to raise money for St. Baldrick’s.

 

As the hair fell to the floor in Stukel Towers, money was raised to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

At the annual Campus Housing St. Baldrick’s event March 29, students, employees and alumni shaved their heads to fundraise for pediatric cancer research.

“We had 31 shavees, one of our bigger years in terms of number of shaves,” said Gavin Quinn, event organizer and assistant resident director for conduct in Campus Housing.

The group exceeded its goal of $5,000, raising more than $6,600. Quinn shaved his head for the seventh year in a row.

“It’s become a kind of tradition,” said Quinn, a UIC alumnus. “I keep shaving my head every year because of the great work that the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is involved in. If I can make a difference by simply shaving my head once a year, I’m all in.”

Once his hair is gone, Quinn said, the feeling is hard to describe. “One of the neatest aspects is at the very end when you have 25 or more people with their heads shaved,” he said. “It’s a sight. It’s always great to see young people coming together and stepping up to the plate to make a difference.”

Missed the event? Donations are still being accepted online.