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Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:35

Cabri resident will shave head as fundraiser

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By Ryan Dahlman — rdahlman@prairiepost. com

Over the phone, Cabri’s Nancy Beaulieu is an upbeat and pleasant person. In the situation her mom is in, staying positive is best way to approach life.


“My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago,” explained Beaulieu and added her mom beat the disease. The cancer unfortunately returned a few weeks ago.
Beaulieu’s mom and her family are battling it again. Beaulieu quipped to her family she herself will get her head shaved if her mom loses her hair during the latest set of treatments.
The hair loss occurred and Beaulieu decided to follow through with her statement. Beaulieu is doing this not only in support of her mom, but if $5,000 is raised in donations for the Canadian Cancer Society, she will donate her hair to Locks of Love.
The family has rented the cook shack at the Cabri Park on Canada Day and at 1 p.m. she will shave off her hair if the $5,000 goal can be met.
As of June 11, $3,200 had been raised by the community. July 1 will be a celebration with family-orientated events and a beer garden. A sound system is being donated for the event. She noted anyone who knows her will tell you, she has a “thick wad” of hair which goes down to her shoulders.
“I just had my hair done in Swift Current and the stylist there told me there was enough there to create a wig by itself (for Locks of Love),” she said.
Because of this latest diagnosis, everything is being done at the last minute, but Beaulieu said Cabri and residents in the area are fully supportive of her.
“We live in a small community because we love the camaraderie,” said Beaulieu. “The money raised so far and the support — it does not surprise me but it still amazes me.”
Beaulieu’s sister was busy helping at the Relay for Life held in Swift Current last weekend.  Nancy added everyone knows someone who has been afflicted with the disease. Her mom is fighting it and will continue on as best as possible.
“You can’t dwell on the disease,” explained Nancy. “We’re very proud.”
Anyone wanting to donate can phone her at 306-587-2224 or send donations to her at  Box 207, Cabri S0N 0J0. Make cheques out to the Canadian Cancer Society. Any donation of $20 or more will receive a receipt. 


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