"Bald For A Change" event raises awareness, money

Accompanied by three Dominican students, Lianni Castro, assistant director of Campus Ministry, had her hair shaved by Dominican President Mary B. Marcy and others Wednesday as a show of commitment toward "Bald For A Change," a campaign to raise awareness and money in support of women's rights issues.

The event will took place on the Caleruega Dining Hall Plaza as several hundreds cheered their appreciation for Lianni and students Racquel Raval, Aaron Virginio and Lawrence Yu.

Lianni organized the fundraiser on behalf of Comadres, an organization based in El Salvador that provides resources and support for the mothers of the dead and disappeared during the war in El Salvador. With Campus Ministry support, Lianni has exceeded her personal goal to raise $1,000 and is now aiming for $3,000.

CLICK HERE to make a donation or read about Lianni's inspiring story about her commitment to Comadres.

The event also was held in support of Community Violence Solutions (www.cvsolutions.org) and the Center for Domestic Peace (www.centerfordomesticpeace.org).

For more information, call Lianni at 415-482-3569 or email lianni.castro@dominican.edu