KENNESAW, Ga., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research, announced today that the Iota Theta chapter of Delta Tau Delta at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., is the winner of the first annual St. Baldrick's college tournament: Battle of the Bald.
"Childhood cancer is one of the major causes the Iota Theta chapter of Delta Tau Delta feels extremely passionate about," said St. Baldrick's event organizer, Anthony Menezes. "After hearing testimonies and reading facts about how much childhood cancer has an impact on children globally, we felt a strong urge to help make a difference in the world."
The event, held at Town Center at Cobb, had more than 50 people shave their heads, raising more than $33,000. As the top fundraising college, the fraternity will receive the coveted "Bald Cup" trophy and some awesome St. Baldrick's gear.
"Our event was so successful because we set our goals high and were determined to break it," explained Menezes. "Many people told us that there was no way Delta Tau Delta was going to raise so much money in two months, but we proved everyone wrong by working together and motivating each other to raise more than our goals."
The Kennesaw State University was one of 37 colleges and universities across the U.S. that took part in Battle of the Bald, a competition to see which school could raise the most money for childhood cancer research. The tournament ran from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 and raised more than $225,000 collectively. To see which colleges placed second and third, check out the St. Baldrick's blog.
About St. Baldrick's Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick's Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to innovative explorers who bring with them the promise of a future free from childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.
SOURCE St. Baldrick's Foundation