Head shaving event to raise money for charity

Six adults will have their heads shaved to raise money for the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Six adults will have their heads shaved at the Sylvan Lake Fire Department between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 2 to raise money for the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer, which is taking place Aug. 8 and 9.

Items will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The Spray Park Committee will have a taco in a bag lunch available, with proceeds going towards the building of the Spray Park.

Sylvan Lake resident Coreen Spencer and several of her co-workers will be shaving their heads. This group includes her co-workers — the principal of St. Teresa of Avila School in Red Deer Rob Maloughney and the school’s office staff Tanya Stooshnoff, Kathy Heisler, Sandy Hamel and Jenelle Sirois.

Spencer said she hopes that 200 to 250 people will show up at the event and she hopes to raise $2,500 for the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Being the only one with long hair out of her team, Spencer said she is going to put her hair into several pony tails on her head and will have people pay a certain amount to shave off a pony tail.

Spencer said she will be donating her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children.

“My hair is long enough for having a wig made for a child, which makes me feel a bit better,” Spencer said. “I’m a little bit stressed about having some peach fuzz, but it will be OK.”

Spencer said Kathy Heisler, one of the ladies shaving her head for this event, is a cancer survivor and knows how it feels to be bald. She said Heisler said it feels so good because you don’t have to do anything with your hair in the morning, and the reality is that the hair will grow back.

Hair stylists from Pure Hair Studio and Wellness Spa have volunteered to be the head shavers for this event.