Going bald for a good cause

  • Sep. 21, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by Rachel Cameron-On Thursday Sept. 13, the Islands Women Society hosted an open house BBQ to celebrate the opening of CCRR’s toy lending library and participate in the “Big Honkin’ Head Shave,” part of the Cops for Cancer initiative.IWS program support/financial coordinator, Rachel Cameron, spearheaded the fundraising effort by forming a team with DFO employees, Matt Conley, Ben Rahier, and Pete Katinic. In less than two weeks, they raised over $4,000 for children and their families battling cancer. While they were getting their heads shaved by Lauren Field, four other community members attending the BBQ spontaneously stepped up and participated – Astrid Egger, Raine Thrasher, Willie Russ and Jerry Leminski.Local entertainers Wendy Watts, Pat Fairweather, and Wayne Harris pleased the crowd with their musical stylins, while local RCMP officer Derrick Gladdish and Corporal Ron Masch flipped burgers and smokies (provided by Islands Meat and Sausage) for a gathering of about 100 people. To all those who supported IWS and the head shavees, thank you, Haw’aa, and to all who missed out, look for the beautiful bald heads around town.