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Hair today gone next month for Porter council's Stinson

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Take a look at Porter Town Council member Greg Stinson’s curly, collar-length hair while you can.

And the beard, which he’s had for 25 years.

April 21 Stinson will have both shaved off at Valparaiso University in a St. Baldrick’s event to raise funds for children undergoing chemotherapy and for pediatric cancer research. Stinson is director of Institutional Research and Development at VU.

Stinson said he’s had his hair long for about seven years but is willing to part with it for a good cause. As for his wife, Porter Park Board president Rondi Wightman, “I don’t think she’s too thrilled with the idea.”

Porter Public Works superintendent Brenda Brueckheimer announced at last night’s Town Council meeting that Stinson will have his head shaved for charity; she encouraged the public to visit the Town of Porter Public Works page on Facebook for links to sponsor Stinson and donate.

According to the foundation’s website, the first St. Baldrick’s charity fundraiser took place in New York in 2000 when three colleagues decided to raise money for kids with cancer. Despite a goal of $17,000 an initial $104,000 was donated. By 2004 the independent St. Baldrick’s Foundation was created and in 2012 more than $30 million was raised.

 

Posted 3/13/2013