Stittsville councillor Shad Qadri gets his hair cut on Sunday by Hair Donation Ottawa CEO Helene Hutchings at the annual event held at Algonquin College. The CHEO Bear and CHEO Community Engagement Officer Bob Ghosh look on. This year’s donations totalled over $100,000. Photo by Barry Gray.
(Above: Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor cuts Councillor Shad Qadri’s hair at the annual Hair Donation Ottawa event at Algonquin College on Sunday. Looking on are stylist Eli Saikaley and Hair Donation Ottawa founder Helen Hutchings (wearing glasses). Photo by Barry Gray.)
The organizers of Hair Donation Ottawa are calling this year’s fundraising event another big success, with donations closing in on $100,000 as of today. Money raised supports cancer research. Continue reading →
(Above: City councillor Shad Qadri had his head shaved as part of Sunday’s fundraising event at Algonquin College. Wayne Patrick from Shears in Stittsville has the razor in hand and organizer Helene Hutchings looks on. Photo by Barry Gray.)
With money still coming in, the organizers of Hair Donation Ottawa say that this year’s fundraising efforts have raised at least $115,000 for cancer research. They’ve also collected at least 10,766 inches of hair that will be recycled into wigs for cancer patients.
Students in Mme Reed’s Grade 4 class at Stittsville Public School managed to get away with cutting a teacher’s hair.
Students in her class raised $80 for Hair Donation Ottawa, more money than any other class in the school. As a reward, they got to hack away sixteen inches of kindergarten teacher Liz Aitken’s hair on Wednesday, with help from Helene Hutchings of Hair Donation Ottawa. Continue reading →