Biochemistry senior Ethan O’Brien along with classmates Drew Powell and Nate Nash and other members of the SU Chapter of the American Chemical Society organized an event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Organization which funds research to fight childhood cancer. Ethan says:
“St. Baldrick’s has been apart of my life for a long time. I started shaving my head when I was in elementary school in Brigantine NJ. I shaved my head every year up until my sophomore year of high school where I began to host my own event under the name “Be the Change in Childhood Cancer”. According to the foundation’s website, there are more children that pass away each year in the US to cancer than any othger disease and many diseases combined. Therefore, events like these are designed to raise money and hopefully decrease statistics such as that one.”
Ethan adds that since he has started hosting his own fundraising events, he has raised a total amount of $4,856 for St. Baldrick’s, and if you see him, he is once again sporting a bald head.