Making changes for cancer research

September 25, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Hope Fifield, Aimee Batchlor and Linda Orvis (pictured above at Changes Hair Salon in Shelburne) helped owner Glenda Keeping to participate in the recent 60km Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk. “Linda and her granddaughter Aimee called me and said they wanted to donate their hair for cancer,” Glenda told the Free Press. “Coincidently, Hope, a little girl from Orangeville, called me the same week, and she too wanted to cut and donate her hair as well.” Between the three ladies, more than 38” of hair was cut off and $1500 raised (through pledges from family and friends). “Originally Aimee and Linda wanted to cut their hair to their chin, but at the last moment decided to shave their heads. I was so surprised!” Glenda said, who needed a minimum donation of $2000 to participate in the Walk. “It was a double whammy – donating both their hair and their pledge money. They made it possible for us to walk in honour of ladies battling cancer.” Glenda was walking in honour of her sister, Jennifer Boss, who passed away from uterine cancer two years ago this November 11th, after a 14 year fight with the disease. Glenda was joined in the Walk by employee Karli Brown, and family members Cheryl Hunter and Jenna Leigh, plus customers Chris Posthumus and Carolyne Hoshooley (a cancer survivor herself). In all, the group raised more than $14,000 for the worthy cause.

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