As many of my loyal readers know, I’ve been photographing the Alberta Government “Take It All Off” head shave fund raiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society for the past three years. This year marked the 10th anniversary of this event and the event has raised close to $1,000,000 over the course of these ten years. So many lives are affected by cancer and it’s amazing to see so many people donate their time, money, and their hair to this important cause.
This year, 27 brave individuals volunteered up their locks to raise money to fight the battle against cancer. I was really impressed to see so many women offer to have their heads shaved to raise funds this year. In one case, a biddig war broke out between co-workers to see who would get to shave one of their female co-workers hair off. Yukon Jack from 100.3 The Bear volunteered his time again this year to MC the event and did another outstanding job. I was glad to hear that his mom is fully recovered after a battle with colarectal cancer this past year. The girls from Jagged EdgesÂ hair salon were on-hand for the 10th consecutive year and offered up their time and talent to provide everyone with their new hair styles. Fat Franks setup their hot dog cart on-site and donated 15% of their sales towards the cause as well. In addition, several volunteers from the Alberta Government were on-hand to help raise additional funds by selling hair braids, coloring hair, and collecting donations.
Hats off to everyone who came out to support the event and big tip of the hat to those who participated by shaving their heads and to those who supported their fundraising efforts. Togethter, cancer can be beaten. Here are a few photos from the event.