Go Bald or Go Home

Leucan Fundraiser for Cancer

by Maria Jose Salcedo
Campus Life Editor

On Monday November 24th 2015, a group of ten students shaved their heads in support of Leucan.
The mission of this organization is to “promote the recovery and the well-being of cancer stricken children and to support their families by providing distinctive and tailored services and assistance through every stage of cancer and its side-effects”. The collected hair and donations will go to the production of wigs for cancer-stricken children, who are aged range of 12 and up and are undergoing treatments.

The natural hair wigs are made specially to fit the child’s needs. According to Stéphanie Guindon, a child member of Leucan: “It’s a good morale booster; it gives you the feeling of being like everyone else.”

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Dylan Masson, participant. Photo courtesy of JAC Student Activities

Dylan Masson, one of the participants, shared his thoughts about the reason why he shaved his head: “Cancer affects so many people, whether you’ve lost a loved one or a friend, everyone has been affected by the terrible disease. I don’t think that anyone should lose their life to cancer, especially not children. I chose to shave my head as oppose to just donating money because I believe it inspires change. I think that anyone who donated money did more than enough to help out, but I also wanted to go the next step and shave my head. Any time a friend does something like this it inspires others to make a difference as well and my intention was to do just that”. Thanks to those students and their selfless actions, children and their families of Leucan program will have a brighter future.

If interested in volunteering or organizing a fundraiser for cancer, visit the Leucan webpage for more detailed information.

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