On April 15th, I will be bald (although people tell me that I am already bald). Losing my last few follicles is a good way to support a cause that I believe in.
Cancer is a disease which affects all of us; whether directly or indirectly, we all know someone whose life has been permanently altered by this tragic condition.
I am proud that this is my seventh year participating in a hair donation campaign in support of various cancer research organizations including CHEO and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and my fifth with Hair Donation Ottawa.
My goal for this year is to raise $500 in support of cancer research. This is the last weekend for donations and we are very close to achieving this goal!
I would like to invite residents to share their generosity with this excellent campaign by sponsoring my hair donation at https://cheofoundation.donordrive.com/participant/ShadQadri. I would also like to encourage residents to take this opportunity to start their own campaigns. Every little bit of funding helps to bring Canadians one step closer to preventing cancer from taking another life.
The event takes place on Sunday, April 15th from 9:30-4:30 PM at the Algonquin College Salon and Spa. Once again, Mayor Watson has graciously offered his time to shave my hair off!
This week, Helene Hutchings appeared on CTV Ottawa to share a little bit more information about Hair Donation Ottawa. Please click here and scroll through the videos to find “Hair Donation Ottawa” segments.
I would like to thank Helene Hutchings and Perry Pavlovic for all of their hard work in initiating this campaign which has now raised over $475,000 for cancer research and donated 25,000 inches of hair since launching in 2011. I would also like to thank the entire community of Stittsville for all of their donations of support over the years in benefit of this charity.