Though the paperwork has not gone through yet, the record for shaving heads was shattered June 18 with 188 head shaved in 24 minutes at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The previous record in the Guinness Book of World Records was 57 haircuts in one hour.
“We had 80 people when registration started at 5 p.m., and we ended up with 188,” said Linda Equinozzi, chair of the head shaving committee who is also coordinating the Guinness world record submission, in the June 20 Finger Lakes Times article.
Among those shaved was Ken DeBolt, director of athletics communications. His college roommate recently lost his father to cancer. Several Colleges people from Buildings and Grounds also participated, including Bruce Reed, Leroy Pond, Chad Bouffiou, Gus Brennan, John Kerr, Steve “Spike” Spychalski, Sam “Snooky” Ferugia, Mike Bonaventure, Dave Quartaro, and Rick Smaldone. Participants from Security included George Wells and Bruce Moore. John Collins also participated.