On June 18, Ken DeBolt, director of athletic communications, is shaving his head in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Geneva Relay for Life is attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark by shaving at least 57 heads in one hour, and he has volunteered to help.
Of his efforts DeBolt says the following:
“The American Cancer Society is making a difference every day in the lives of people touched by cancer. Your contribution aids in ACS's programs of research, education, and service, which are leading us to our ultimate goal — the elimination of cancer.
“Almost everyone has felt the devastating effects of cancer. Most of us know someone who has cancer, is a cancer survivor, or who has died from cancer. Have you ever felt that you wanted to do something to help raise awareness? My college roommate recently lost his father to cancer and I'll be participating in memory of the late Edmund Soeder.
“I am willing to part with my hair as a sign of solidarity to all of the cancer patients who have had no choice about going bald during treatments. Please help me out by pledging your support. The amount is not important and please don't feel obligated, but I would be honored to receive a donation from you. Please make your donation in check form made out to the American Cancer Society.
“Thank you very much for your support.”
Director of Athletic Communications