Columbus State University

Students shave heads to raise funds for Cancer Society

It’s not often a college student asks his mother to come to campus and shave his head in front of his fraternity brothers and dozens of other students.

But when Chris Grier made that request of his mother, Michele, she said she was happy to oblige, considering it was for a good cause.

“I’m just proud of him for always wanting to help others,” Michele said, shortly after handing off the razor so her son’s friends could finish the haircut she started.

Grier was one of the 45 members of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Columbus State University who had their heads shaved Thursday during the 4th annual Shave to Save fundraiser to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The event, at the Whitley Clock Tower, featured a raffle, silent auction and T-shirt sales. Indulgence Salon and Spa also painted fingernails pink for a small donation.

Blake Duvall, philanthropy chair for Kappa Sigma, said they hoped to raise a total of $6,000 from Thursday’s and other related fundraising events.