Students Take Action’s (STA) 10th annual Shear Madness event, held at the UMKC School of Dentistry on March 3 raised $12,000 for Camp Quality Kids. The money raised at the event will pay for 12 children to attend Camp Quality, a non-profit organization that provides free camping experiences and year-round support programs for children with cancer and their families. Eleven female students and four male students took turns having their hair cut or heads shaved while the crowed cheered them on with cash bids. Three faculty members also submitted to the shears: Dr. Lynn Friesen had her hair cut by her three sons, Dr. James Parrott had his hair dyed green and red by the highest bidder, and Dr. John Stone had his beard shaved off. Participants who cut their hair at least eight inches donated the hair to the wigs-for-cancer-patients programs Pantene Beautiful Lengths or Locks of Love. Five hair stylists from Xiphium Salon in Leawood, Kan., volunteered to cut the hair and shave the heads and beards of the participants.
–Photos by Dan Videtich