Alright so yesterday (March 28) was a huge day for my dear friend and roommate. As some of you may know April is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month for cancer research and awareness. In support of this, our school hosts an annual Cut for the Cure at the end of March. This year my roommate decided it was time to part with her long luscious locks that she had been growing out to support cancer research. She was hoping to do the cut last year but felt she was not emotionally ready for the cut and that she had not done sufficient fundraising for the cause. She started collecting donations casually throughout the year and more seriously when the school had announced the date of the event. In total she raised close to $500 and 100% support from her family and friends and she cut and donated 14" of hair!
Cancer is one of the leading killers in Canada. The majority of people know of someone who has fought or is fighting cancer. Donations to the Cancer Society will fund ground-breaking research on all types of cancer and provide free information and support services for patients and caregivers. It will also be used to educate Canadians about cancer prevention and early detection of the disease, and advocate public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it. Hair donations (shaved head or minimum of 8 inches cut) are used to make wigs for women and children that have suffered hair loss due to repeated bouts of treatment.
The event put on by our school is an effort to raise further awareness of the prevalence of cancer among Canadians, and to raise money to help the Cancer Society continue its services. It gives students the opportunity to raise money and cut or shave their hair for the cause and donate for chance to pie your RA. The event also provides students information on ways to prevent cancer and support someone in their life that may be suffering from the disease.
I would never be able to lose all that hair. This girl is AMAZING!
We have all lost someone to cancer. For more information or to donate visit the Canadian Cancer Society online and click DONATE!