Cancer has affected everyone. Even if you don’t know anyone who has battled cancer directly, you have heard of someone loosing their mom, of parents who held their child one last time before cancer took them away forever. Maybe you have witnessed your best friend refusing to give up her spirit because of cancer, flawlessly confident through it all. As sisters in Kappa Delta, we have witnessed two of our own members fight the tumultuous and unpredictable disease. Although both Emily and Sarah fought cancer with tenacity and fearless spirits, cancer took Sarah from the world too soon. Regardless of what one’s experiences with cancer are—a commonality among cancer patients is learning how to live with the new normal. And that’s where we come in. Chemotherapy and radiation change the way you look and feel. Your skin feels different, your scalp is smoother, and the face that you used to know looks a bit unfamiliar. Sadly, cancer and low confidence are often seen hand in hand. As members of Kappa Delta, an organization that strives to promote confidence in women, we wanted to tackle the confidence issue that inflicts cancer patients. We started Kuts for Confidence to show our continued support and strengthen the confidence of those battling cancer. Kuts for Confidence was born in 2013 as a university-wide hair donation event because #longhairDOcare. Kuts for Confidence is entirely student led and run by the Zeta Iota chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Saint Louis University. SLU students and St. Louis community members are huge participants and the amount of participation grows every year. Through our 7th annual Kuts for Confidence event, we hope to continue to show to members of the SLU community our continual support. We also aim to show our ability as a community to make a difference in the emotional lives of women battling this disease. All of the hair that is donated during the event will be made into free wigs for women. We ask that you consider donating to Kuts for Confidence in December 2019. Help us remind our sisters, friends and families battling cancer of the beauty in their fight and our committed love and support to them throughout the entire process. A little bit of hair, time and money can go a long way!