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Saving Taylor: Concord University students rally to help friend fighting cancer

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Concord University freshman, Taylor Brown. Brown was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia this year. Concord University freshman, Taylor Brown. Brown was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia this year.
ATHENS, W.Va. – - Taylor Brown is a Concord University freshman and sister of Delta Zeta. On April 1st this year, she was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, cancer of the white blood cells. Now, her friends and sisters at Delta Zeta are rallying to help Taylor in the fight of her life.

They organized a fundraiser at Concord University on Tuesday, asking people to show the same courage Taylor has, by shaving their heads to help raise money for her cancer treatments. Her treatments have already surpassed $30,000. Outside of medical expenses, money is also needed to house and feed Taylor’s family while they are with her at Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center, where she is getting treatment in North Carolina.

Donations for those willing to participate are as follows:

-$10 for every inch of their hair that they are willing to cut off.  

-$50 for males or females with short hair to shave their head. 

-$60 for anyone willing to allow whimsical designs shaved into their hair, such as shapes, gaps, designs, etc. 

-$100 for someone with longer hair to be willing to shave their head. 

-Depending on size, beards will be $15-$30 

All money raised will go towards Taylor’s medical bills and the other expenses for helping her get well again.

You can also show your support for Taylor and learn about other fundraising events on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TaylortheToughTurtle.