Students needed to trim their tresses

Members of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) are calling out to students for their luscious locks next week.

The group is setting up in the Brower Student Center on Tuesday, March 3 for their second annual fundraiser, Cuts for Cancer.

Collaborating with Sigma Pi Fraternity, the group is bringing in stylists from Great Clips, a nearby salon, and offering haircuts for a donation of $25. Those willing to part with eight or more inches of hair have the opportunity to donate it to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program.

Donated hair goes toward creating free wigs for women with cancer. According to the program’s Web site, it takes six ponytails of hair to create one wig.

The fundraiser is set to begin at 6 p.m. in Brower 202W and will feature music from WTSR. Those not in need of a haircut can get in the door for a $1 donation.

All proceeds are going toward the American Cancer Society.

“We raised a lot last year,” JoAnna Wilson, vice president of CAC, said. “And I’m hoping for a big turn-out again.”

According to Wilson, Cuts for Cancer raised $1,000 at last year’s event. The group is now avidly trying to raise money for the College’s Relay for Life. The annual relay is scheduled for April 3 and currently has 33 teams participating.

For more information on Cuts for Cancer contact Colleges Against Cancer at