St. Paul’s students Think Pink, go bald

Friday, November 8, 2013

Taya, in Think Pink T-shirtTaya Devlin, a St. Paul’s Don and Planning student, knows that women with shaved heads make many people uneasy, but at the men’s basketball half-time show on November 16, she’ll be doing just that in support of breast cancer awareness. In fact, this action has been on her bucket list for some time. 

“I know that having no hair will be a big change and may result in people seeing me differently. But that’s the whole point: to turn heads and get people asking so that I can answer and raise awareness,” she says.

Taya has long, thick brown hair, and it will all go to an organization that makes wigs for women with cancer. She says the act is “a very simple way that I can show my support to those who have to do it because of an illness and can’t say for sure if or when it will grow back.”

Mahisha, in Think Pink T-shirtTwo first-year St. Paul's residents are also participating on Taya’s Warrior St. Paul’s team by shaving or cutting off their hair: Jennifer Hagerman and Mahisha Sivaneswaran (at left). Their goal is to raise $7,500 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Currently, they are the top-ranked team for Think Pink fundraising on campus, but they still have some way to go to reach their goal. 

To show your support or sponsor the team, please visit the Warrior St. Paul’s team page.