The Bald & The Beautiful
The Bald & The Beautiful is the largest student-run philanthropy event at Notre Dame. Join us in our fight to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.

In 2009, a small group of dedicated ND students held our first The Bald & the Beautiful (TBAB) event. That year, 140 students shaved their head and raised $26,500. Since then, TBAB's presence in the ND community has grown exponentially. TBAB now has over 40 student volunteers, 1500 participants, and has raised more than $195,000 benefiting the St. Baldrick's Foundation and Memorial Hospital, and given over 400 hair donations to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Help us achieve our goal in raising $300,000 in just six years to help these beautiful children and their families!

Although TBAB is now a student club on campus with events throughout the year, our main event is in April in the days preceding the annual Blue and Gold football game. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members get involved through shaving their heads, donating 8-inches of their hair, and purchasing colored hair extensions.

By the Numbers
1,500+            Participants from the Notre Dame and South Bend community
$40,500+      Donations to St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Memorial Hospital in 2013
400                  Hair donations to Pantene Beautiful Lengths
$300,000      Target cumulative fundraising over first six years

Thank you for you interest in learning more about The Bald & The Beautiful. Together, we’ll make a difference in the life of cancer patients. Feel free to contact us at with any questions or concerns.

TBAB Club Constitution