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"Brave the Shave," a Fight Against Children's Cancer

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pittsburgh -- The brothers of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) fraternity are sponsoring “Brave the Shave,” a philanthropic event to raise money for childhood cancer in partnership with the Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation. On April 5, participants can support the cause by having their head zero-guard buzzed.

But don't worry ladies, that's not your only option. Participants can also choose to get a temporary green streak dyed through their hair. 

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation was born out of tragedy after 14-year-old Andrew McDonough passed away from complications of leukemia on July 14, 2007. Andrew's blood type and the family's motto was, and continues to be, "Be Positive," thus creating the acronym “B+.”

The primary objectives of B+ are to sponsor research to find cures for childhood cancers and advancements in chemotherapy, provide financial assistance for families of critically ill children around the country, and to keep the B+ message alive. In just the past two years, The B+ Foundation has awarded over $1.5 million in research grants and family assistance to those in need.

The goal for the RMU chapter of KDR is to raise $5,000 to be put toward a grand total goal of $36,000 for the foundation by having teams raise money through pledges. Anyone interested in helping is encouraged to create a team or join an already registered team. To get involved or make a donation, check out the KDR B+ Fundraiser page here.

For additional information, contact Dwight Herb at

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.