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Students to shave heads for cause

November 27, 2013

Six MacMurray students will shave their heads next week to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They will be collecting donations toward their combined $1,500-plus goal through Thursday, Dec. 5 and the “Shave for the Brave” shearing will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 in the Gamble Campus Center.

 “I want to do something amazing and a little bit crazy before I have to start marketing myself heavily for a career,” said Tasha Morwell a psychology major from Quincy who is graduating in the spring.  “I want to feel like I made a difference during college, not just for me, but for people who really need it.”

The campus and the public are invited to the shearing, with the clippers wielded by Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, and Ashley Green, assistant professor of English. There will be donation centers on campus beginning Dec. 2, and donations may be made to the MacMurray Student Association in the name of one of the students, and sent to: MSA, ATTN: St. Jude fundraiser, 447 E. College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650, so they arrive by Dec. 5.

 The six students who are participating in this fundraiser are:

  •  John P. Anderson, Jr., a senior in the Interpreter Training Program (ASL). He is the son of John and Dianne Anderson of Hindsdale, IL.
  • Dylan Bieker, a senior majoring in criminal justice. He is the son of Dan and JoAnn Bieker of Golden Eagle, in Calhoun County, IL.
  • Jessica Garner, a junior art major and the daughter of Timothy and Terry Garner of Roodhouse, IL.
  • Anastasia (Tasha) Morwell, a senior majoring in psychology. The 2010 graduate of Quincy Senior High School is the daughter of the Rev. Robert and Nina Morwell of Carterville, IL.
  • Andrew Robert Sidock, a sophomore majoring in accountancy, is the son of Andrew and Lisa Sidcok of Meredosia, IL.
  • Taylor Rae Smith a sophomore majoring in deaf education, is the daughter to Tracy and Renee Smith of Decatur, IL.

 St. Jude Children’s and Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by entertainer Danny Thomas. Located in Memphis, TN, St. Jude is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. For more information, see

For more information, contact:

Ted Roth, Director of Communications and Marketing
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