Kappa Sigma Shaves to Save!

(Nov. 1, 2014) — Armstrong is a little less hairy these days after Armstrong's Kappa Sigma fraternity shaved 40 heads for the annual Shave to Save event. The project aims to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to heighten awareness about breast cancer. The Omicron Iota chapter raised a total of $2,500.

“This is our most important event of the year because it helps us raise awareness for a great cause,” said Ryan Kozusko, president of Armstrong's Kappa Sigma fraternity. “Breast Cancer affects many of the loved ones in our lives, so we try to raise as much money possible to help the research process that will one day cure cancer.”

The philanthropic project began in 2009 and was spearheaded with then chapter president Drew Wilson. Crowds gathered around the pink-clad brothers as they buzzed off their locks (and beards), and even President Linda Bleicken helped shave a volunteer.

“We shave our heads to show moral support for the cancer patients that are losing their hair going through chemotherapy,” said Kozusko. “That is what makes this event so special to us, not only does raise money for us to donate towards cancer research, but it also shows us coming together to support cancer patients themselves by shaving our heads.”