Brother Shaves Head and Raises Money for Childhood Cancer

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For the fifth year in a row, Sam Eichenblatt ’14 shaved his head along with 300 others to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation ( The event occurred this past March at RiRa's Irish Pub.

Over the past five years, this event has raised over a half a million dollars toward childhood cancer research. (Most of that is supporting a fellow at the local St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.)

In 2011, Sam asked potential sponsors how much they would donate toward childhood cancer research if he shaved his head. The answer he got was $500. Then this past year, when he asked the same question, the answer was $1,000! That's a compounded annual growth rate of 20%!

Therefore, Sam decided to follow this trend and set his 2015 goal to $1,200, and thanks to support, he exceeded it!

Sam says, “I just wanted to send out a big thank you for your love and support! Together we raised over $1,600 for local childhood cancer research. At RiRa's, we shaved over 300 heads, and raised over $150,000!”

Donations are still being accepted. Please visit

And see before and after photos below.