SCC is in 5th place in the Battle of the Bald
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) and Associate Professor of Communication Jared Kubicka-Miller’s group dynamics class invite you to help conquer childhood cancer at a “Shave-a-thon.” Because children with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, “shavees” show their support by shaving their heads voluntarily. They collect money from friends and family and show up to take their turn in the barber’s chair. SCC’s goal is to raise $24,000, of which the college has already raised $10,373. Colleges nationwide are competing in the #BattleOfTheBald to see which college can raise the most money for childhood cancer research. SCC is currently sitting in fifth place. The competition ends on Nov. 30. This is the seventh year that SCC has hosted a St. Baldrick’s “Shave-a-thon.” The public may participate as “shavees” or by making a financial donation.
In addition, SCC is partnering with Be The Match and inviting people to show up to join the official bone marrow donor registry. It’s simple. All prospective donors will need to do is have their cheeks swabbed.
Monday, Nov. 23 ® 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Santiago Canyon College ® Strenger Plaza ® 8045 E. Chapman Ave. ® Orange, CA 92869 (Map/Directions)
Over 100 SCC students, faculty, staff, and community members are expected to become “shavees.”
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity dedicated to raising money for lifesaving childhood cancer research and funds more in childhood cancer grants than any organization except for the U.S. government. St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2013, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.
For Kubicka-Miller, this event is driven by a personal passion. He started holding these annual events as a memorial for his brother, Scott Buehler, who died unexpectedly in 2008. St. Baldrick’s was Buehler’s favorite charity. One year ago, Kubicka-Miller’s wife, Tara Kubicka-Miller, was diagnosed with leukemia. After months of chemotherapy and radiation, a bone marrow match was found for her. For this reason, the bone marrow registration drive has been added to this year’s event. Tara, who is also a communication instructor at SCC, plans on returning to teaching this spring.
- Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes.
- Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer.
Individuals interested in making a donation to SCC’s “Head-Shaving Event” may do so by linking to www.stbaldricks.org/events/SCC2015. For more information, contact Jared Kubicka-Miller at (714) 628-4726 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves about 14,000 students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult—and senior—in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit http://www.sccollege.edu to learn more.
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