Wisconsin Theta Chi Are Shaving Their Heads To Support Victims Of Childhood Cancer


That’s not all they’re doing, either.

During the currently ongoing Ski For Cancer Week, an expansion on their usual, wildly successful Ski For Cancer philanthropy, the Psi Chapter of Theta Chi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been putting on various events to support Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer.

From Theta Chi, Psi Chapter:

Ski For Cancer is already UW-Madison’s largest student-run philanthropy event, raising over $500,000 since its inception in 1969. Through a longstanding partnership with Cascade Mountain in Portage, Wis., SFC has offered southern Wisconsin residents the opportunity to support Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer by purchasing discounted ski packages that include transportation to and from Madison, as well as free rentals.

This year, for the first time, SFC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will host seven separate events all meant to further Ski For Cancer’s original mission of raising awareness and funds to combat pediatric cancer.

Check out their Ski For Cancer Week hype video below for some more details about the event.

Aside from the five smaller events and the hallmark Ski For Cancer event that will be taking place this Saturday, the fraternity will be putting on “Shave For Cancer.” Benefiting St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Shave For Cancer consists of the Theta Chi brothers collecting donations to St. Baldrick’s from friends, family, and businesses in exchange for shaving their heads completely bald. I’m talking Whoopi Goldberg-eyebrows bald. Full Bic.

As of now, the fraternity has 80 guys out of roughly 120 shaving their heads, and they’ve already raised over $67,000 across all events with a goal of $100,000 by philanthropy’s end.

To those 40 Theta Chis who opted not to shave their heads: Come on, dudes. You know what you need to do. It’s for the kids. Get after it.

If you want to participate in Theta Chi’s Ski For Cancer event, click HERE.

If you’d like to donate to St. Baldrick’s in support of this fraternity chapter’s baldness, click HERE.

[via Theta Chi, Psi Chapter]

Image via Theta Chi, Psi Chapter

h/t Suli-Man

  1. Ravensfan

    I’m bald and find this offensive! Just because Im bald doesn’t mean I have cancer! #baldlivesmatter #yesallbaldies

    8 years ago at 7:23 pm
  2. BassAndClass

    FarmHouse supports the leukemia and lymphoma society each year by shaving heads. Why are these chapters getting a crazy recognition for unoriginal acts?

    8 years ago at 11:22 pm
      1. BassAndClass

        You’re totally right man, my bad. I’ll just give their internationals a call and inform them of the bad news.

        8 years ago at 2:45 pm