Things have been a little hectic here, but I guess that’s what happens when you get busy. As many of you who follow my blog know, in September 2012 we lost my mother to Ovarian Cancer. In honor of her memory my son has decided to participate in Edmonton, AB’s Hair Massacure. This is a wonderful cause and I couldn’t be more proud of him.
The Hair Massacure is a fundraiser in which participant’s dye their hair pink, bright pink! Then on February 15th the massacure begins, participants gather together to have their head shaved, which is very symbolic of the hair loss by many cancer patients. The funds raised are divided among the following charities: Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta, the Stollery Children’s Hospital® Pediatric Cancer research programs, Ronald McDonald House® Northern Alberta, Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta. It is a wonderful cause!
Here are a few other fun facts:
10. …began as a family-run event, inspired by a four year-old leukemia patient.
9. …is a unique head-shaving event that encourages participants to honour the journey of sick children.
8. …welcomed over 2000 participants in 12 hours last year.
7. …is generously supported by 400 volunteers annually.
6. …collects 60 lbs of hair each year, to be made into wigs for local children.
5. …has hosted Edmonton professional sports teams including the Oilers, Eskimos, Rush, and FC Edmonton.
4. …has used over 10,000 bottles of pink to Paint the City over the past nine years.
3. …has a participant base predominantly made up of youth and families, making Hair Massacure a unique event.
2. …has raised over $6 million since 2003. And the number one fact you need to know about Hair Massacure is that we:
1. …support three outstanding local charities that help children and families with life-threatening illnesses.
Here’s some photo’s of my son, Brendan’s, “Pinking Experience”