• By: Keith Whittier

Shave for a Cure

During cancer treatment, patients often tend to lose their hair. A common way people show their support to family, friends and others going through treatment is by shaving their heads. It binds people together in an effort to show their love and care.

Shave for Cure image06On Wednesday, April 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Shave for a Cure charity event aims to do exactly this. Stop by Roger-Guindon Hall to have your head shaved while supporting a great cause that needs your help.

If shaving your head is a bit too much of a daunting task, rest assured there are so many more ways you can help. For instance, place a bid in the silent auction, stick around for live performances, get the kids involved with fun games or even a small donation alone makes all the difference!

The event is arranged by Smiling Over Sickness, a non-profit, student-run organization administered by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, who also organize other numerous fundraising events like this one every year.

While last year’s event raised over $40,000, this year Smiling Over Sickness is striving to surpass this total and see even more community involvement. With all funds raised going directly to Childhood Cancer Canada for pediatric cancer research, there’s no better way to deliver hope to kids with cancer!

Shave for Cure image02On the day of Shave for a Cure, come with friends and family to the atrium of Roger Guindon Hall, located at 451 Smyth Road to participate in this annual spirited event. The participation of local organizations, businesses and community members are at the core of what makes this event thrive.

All donations contribute to granting kids with cancer a better chance for a cure to this complicated disease.

If you can’t make the event donate here in just a few steps!