Wednesday, 21 October 2015 11:42

Hair will be removed Oct. 27 for a good cause

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The 50 Acts of College Campaign is a way the Medicine Hat College is trying to give back to the community.  The plan Oct. 27 is to help out those affected by cancer.

Jennifer Fleckenstein, student recruiter at the Medicine Hat College, is also a member of the 50 Acts of College committee which is trying to generate ways for the college staff, students and alumni to help contribute to the community. One way they’ve found is to get a group of volunteers together for a head shave to help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
“There are people on campus who have battled cancer or know someone battling cancer. (I) don’t know too many people who haven’t been touched by cancer in some way,” explains Fleckenstein.
She has a personal connection to cancer including a few of her own family members and a young friend when she was in grade school who had leukemia.
In keeping with the “50” theme for the 50 Acts/50th anniversary, Fleckenstein hoped they were going to have 50 volunteers Oct. 27 who would be willing to have their heads shaved. This goal has fallen short, but she is hopeful they will still have some last minute volunteers, who would be welcomed.
“It’s a smaller group than what I had hoped for,” she explained. “We did set a fundraising goal and we’re trying to raise $5,000.”
She explains the money is being raised individually and they are hoping there will be donations the day of the event.
To make it truly a community event, cosmetology students from McCoy High School in Medicine Hat will be doing the trimming and shaving.

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