Student-led Shave to Save aids fight against Leukemia
Student Life - posted on 12/8/2006
By Jodie Liedke
Student Assistant to the Director of Communications
A lot of students might feel like pulling out their hair as final exams approach, but two Lakeland freshmen gave up their hair for a great cause.
Over 100 people crowded into Lakeland's Pub on Thursday, Dec. 7, to see freshmen Hannah Lane of Manitowoc and Jessica Lillie of Chicago get their heads shaved to help raise money for the Leukemia Foundation. They held each other's hand as a stylist from Sheboygan did the honors.
Lane and Lillie's freshman honors class were given an assignment by Lakeland professors Pam Lundin and Lucretia Crawford to create their own service learning project, which led the two students to come us with "Shave to Save."
When Lillie was a junior in high school, one of her teachers died of Leukemia. "He had a loving family and his death really affected the whole school, but the original idea to shave our hair off was Hannahs," said Lillie as she rubbed her friend's bald head.
With help from other students in their honors class, Lane and Lillie sold promotional t-shirts and tickets both on and off the Lakeland campus as a fundraiser for the Leukemia Foundation, which is dedicated to the care and cure of families and patients living with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. A total of over $800 is expected to be raised by their efforts.
"They are just a great bunch of students," said Lundin, who wasn't surprised by her student's determination and dedication to the project, which turned out to be a success.
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