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Headbands of Hope

Jess Ekstrom started Headbands of Hope when she was in college. For every headband sold, one is given to a child with cancer. Recently, she teamed up with Vistaprint to show their DIY Headband Days that they bring to kids with cancer all over the world. Interested in bringing Jess to your campus? Visit campuspeak.com/ekstrom.

Why We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Saul Flores, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Why We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month From our sandy shores to our brightly colored homes, our heritage is rooted in a diaspora of cultures that are spread across Latin America. We celebrate Hispanic Heritage month to encourage students to remember where they came from, where they are, and where they will […]

Headbands of Hope: Celebrating Five Years with Five Important Lessons

April 25th will be the five year anniversary of my college startup, Headbands of Hope. For every headband sold, one is given to a child with cancer. I was inspired to start Headbands of Hope after an internship with a wish-granting organization. I discovered kids losing their hair to chemotherapy and wanting to wear headbands […]

Jess Ekstrom keynotes the largest student-run philanthropy event in the world

15,000 students in one room for 48 hours. No sitting, no sleeping—just dancing. Nope, it’s probably not what you think. It’s THON. Penn State’s IFC and Panhellenic organizations put on the largest student-run philanthropy event in the world each year. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $101 million benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund at […]