Westminster Students “Go Bald”
Students Show Solidarity for Staff Member’s Battle with Cancer
SALT LAKE CITY – As a gesture of support for Westminster’s Director of Student Life and her battle with cancer, a group of Westminster students will shave their heads on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 10 p.m. in the Shaw Center.
After being diagnosed in December 2007 with cancer of the lymphatic system, Ginny-Beth Joiner (age 26) has undergone numerous chemotherapy treatments which have caused her hair loss. Jeff Vandersteen, a Westminster student, has taken the lead to gather a group of students who plan to “go bald” to support their favorite staff member. Now that her treatments are complete, Joiner and the students will race to see who can grow their hair back the quickest.
But not all students who want to support Joiner will have to cut off their locks or shave their skulls. Joiner has encouraged supporters to also donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Media interested in covering the head shaving, or getting more information on Ms. Joiner should contact Krista DeAngelis at (801) 832-2882.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.