After practice Monday, six Panthers elected to shave their heads to show their solidarity with children fighting cancer and promote the "Conquer Kids' Cancer" game on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
Leading up to the game, GSU Athletics will allow fans to join the team of supporters in various ways. Special lime green wristbands for a $2 donation and buttons for a $1 donation are being sold as ways to show your support in the fight for a cure for childhood cancer. They are available now at the GSU Ticket Office at the front of the Sports Arena. They will also be sold in the PantherZone tailgate area at Saturday's game.
Those six willing to sit down and allow "team barber" Brandon Jones to remove their hair were Kalan Jenkins, Bailey Woods, Jon Marshall Sauls, Ulrick John, Sean Jeppesen and Ben Jacoby. Jacoby even went the extra mile and had his full, thick beard shaved along with his hair.
Every 3 1/2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and every year, 160,000 are diagnosed the the disease worldwide. One in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Life-saving research is ongoing to find the way to conquer kids' cancer. During the treatments, children lose their hair or have their heads shaved as a result. Shaving their hair is a way for the GSU team to show their support and join that battle.
To find out how you can do your part to help conquer childhood cancer for this week's game, check this web site for the ticket promotion and the fund-raising efforts.
Check out the photo album and watch the results of barber Jones.