On Wednesday, October 26th, the brothers of Sigma Alpha Mu are shaving their heads for breast cancer. The event will be held at Alumni Circle on Liacouras Walk from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. For every $100 donated to the cause, a brother will shave his head. They are accepting donations online as a part of their annual fundraiser and so far have almost raised $2,000 in only 41 donations. All proceeds are sent to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the most well known breast cancer foundation in the United States.
Dominic Amalfitano, a brother of Sigma Alpha Mu and organizer for the fundraiser shared the history of the event, now in it’s fourth year.
“It means a lot to our brotherhood as we have multiple members who are or have been affected by breast cancer. The event started to support one of our alumni, Xavier Perez’ mother who battled and eventually overcame it. It’s something we hold close to us, so we’re humbled to have the opportunity to hopefully help further research and save lives,” Amalfitano told us.
Breast cancer has the second highest death rate among cancers in women and this year, about 40,450 women will die due to breast cancer according to breastcancer.org.
Through supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation, the brothers of Sigma Alpha Mu are contributing to research and medical care for men and women living with breast cancer, not only in the U.S., but in over 60 countries around the world.
The fundraiser is accepting all donations through gofundme.com and encourages anyone who has been impacted by breast cancer to get involved with cause. Even if you can’t donate, you can show your support by sharing the fundraiser page and coming to the event.
From the brother of Sigma Alpha Mu, “With your aid, loved ones might finally find ease after fighting, and future generations will never have to go through these painful trials. That being said, we invite all who are reading this to share our page and get friends and family involved. We, the brothers of Sigma Alpha Mu, thank you all for your amazing support and hope to see you on October 26th.”