SAE President Evola and others to shave heads

Sigma Alpha Epsilon is currently raising $10,000 to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and for each $1,000 raised, one SAE member will shave their head.

SAE President Dan Evola’s head is first on the shaving block.

SAE will be hosting their annual Paddy Murphy party on Friday, March 5.

The event will be held at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac. Doors open at 9 p.m. Guests must be at least 18 years old to attend.

The proceeds from the event will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan as part of SAE’s Bic-A-Brother campaign.

Until March 9, SAE will be raising money for their Bic-A-Brother fundraiser, one of the fraternity’s community service projects.

James Norris, organizer for the event, said that a pack of tickets to Detroit Pistons games and gift certificates to Buffalo Wild Wings are among the prizes that will be given away during the event’s raffle.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society uses funds donated to fight different blood related cancers, including leukemia, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and multiple myloma.

Jan Kniahynycky, patient services manager for the Michigan chapter of the society, says that the money is used in a wide variety of ways that benefit patients of the blood cancers.

One way the money is used is to provide patients $150 a month.

Kniahynycky said that although the money is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of their medication, which can be $4,000 to $6,000 a month, it can be enough to provide someone with gas money to get treatment or buy a wig.

“You can imagine what its like to walk back into a classroom after you’re bald,” Kniahynycky said.

She said that the thing that sets Leukemia and Lymphoma Society apart from other cancer societies is that they are focused on their goal: a cure for blood cancer.

“Your support means a lot,” Evola said, “and hopefully we can all pull together and do this great thing.”