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    <rleton Cuts for Cancer brought students together this Monday in an effort to raise money for cancer research. Local hairstylists donated their time to cut hair for donations, offering professional hair cuts to scruffy Carls. Students who chopped more than 6 inches were able to donate to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy. Seventeen students donated their locks, totaling over 125 inches of hair! This year we also invited massage therapists to participate by offering massages to stressed students for a $10 donation.

    Thanks to everyone who helped make Cuts for Cancer happen, we raised over $2,300 for the Ted Mullin Memorial Fund. The fund commemorates Carl Ted Mullin, a swimming and diving student-athlete who passed away in 2006 of synovial cell sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. Mullin was a history major and three-year varsity letter winner for Carleton. Despite battling cancer throughout his time at Carleton, Mullin donated his time as a swim coach, co-captained two “Relay for Life” teams, and served as a captain for the swim team. The money donated to the Ted Mullin Memorial Fund goes toward the Ted Mullin Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at the University of Chicago’s Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The funds facilitate collaborative efforts between clinicians and physician-scientists in the identification of the causes of sarcoma, which are translated into improved therapies for cancer patients like Ted.

    If you are interested in the Ted Mullin Memorial Fund or volunteering your time, please visit the Carls Against Cancer website through the ACT page.

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