Buzz-a-Beta raises $86,000 for cancer research

David Hickey | Senior Photographer | Oct 22, 2021

Buzz-a-Beta, Tommy Rzeszutko reacts to crowd cheering, photo by David Hickey | Senior Photographer

Beta Theta Pi held their second annual Buzz-a-Beta event, where members of the fraternity can have their heads shaved. The event is done to honor those fighting cancer and to raise money for cancer research and the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. This year, 43 members of the fraternity choose to have their head shaved, raising $86,000 for cancer research. Jerry Alberts, the Chief Development Officer for the Purdue Center for Cancer Research and Stephanie Lowry, the donor relations for the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, attended the event, with Alberts taking some time before the start to thank those who donated.