No Hair, Don’t Care: Students losing hair for THON
With just four days until the beginning of THON 2018, volunteers are losing their hair for the kids. On Monday afternoon, students gathered in the HUB-Robeson Center to have their heads shaved as one of the last fundraising opportunities before this weekend commences.
Stylists from Evolve Studio, located in downtown State College, were on site to give professional haircuts for a $10 donation.“ The majority of the proceeds will go directly to THON,” hair donations captain Natalie Schaeffer said.
Schaeffer and her fellow captain, Megan Quinley, have a goal of 250 participants this year. Having had a steady line since the doors opened, Quinley said, “There’s people from our committee and then just other students who want to come support their friends and watch everyone, so it’s a nice little party in here.”
Tim Miller, volunteer safety director, has taken part in No Hair, Don’t Care in previous years. “I’m here to donate just to support the kids. That’s ultimately what this event is for, and I’m excited to be able to go into THON weekend and visually show that we’re here in support of them,” Miller said before taking his seat in the salon chair.
Alex Myers, Dancer Relations Captain and event coordinator, has not donated before. After having his head shaved, he said, “It felt good. I didn’t have a lot of hair to begin with, but it’s something that I’d seen done over the past years and it seemed really cool so I’m glad to be able to do it this year.”
Miller says he has “lots to look forward to” this weekend, as THON will begin at 6 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 16 in the Bryce Jordan Center.