O'Dea High School

Beards for Bros – “Fighting Irish, Fighting Cancer”

The “Beards for Bros” campaign is inspired by past and current members of the O’Dea community who have been affected by cancer. In honor of these young men and women, the O’Dea gentlemen come together each year in the month of March and raise money by becoming official “beard growers”. Once a student, or faculty member, has raised at least $100 they can become an official beard grower, a true luxury these young men that are expected to keep a clean-shaven face throughout the school year!

In just two years the O’Dea community has raised over $20,000 for this great cause. Proceeds from “Beards for Bros” benefit the Seattle Children’s Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program. This year, alumni and fathers are welcome to join the campaign! Two new categories, “Best Father’s Beard” and “Best Alumni Beard” will be awarded at the April 4th closing ceremony at O’Dea. Fathers and alumni who contribute $50 can send in a clean-shaven photo at the start of the campaign during the week of February 28th, and then a final photo showing the beard by April 2nd. Any questions? Please email House Director Daniel P. Mullen or Alumni Director David Mazzeo.

“The Beards for Bros campaign at O’Dea High School serves as a reminder of how young people can have a transformative impact on the lives of others.”

                    Jim Walker, Principal