Queen's University

Med students shave for the cure

 
2013-05-01
Queen’s medical students shaved their heads at the inaugural Shave-for-the-Cure fundraiser in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation and childhood cancer research.

Students and faculty from the Queen’s University School of Medicine showed their colours during the inaugural Shave-for-the-Cure fundraiser in support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity dedicated to fighting childhood cancers.

Hosted by students from the classes of 2015 and 2016, the event smashed the preliminary goal of raising $6,500, with the final tally reaching $10,189. The event saw heads shaved, hair donated and many colourful dye jobs, while musical performances Zeyu Li, Elizabeth Clement, Josh Durbin, Joe Gabriel, and a huge closing set by The Rolling Kidney Stones rounded out the evening.

Most importantly, the event honoured a 4-year-old local leukemia patient and her family.

The event was made possible by generous donations from First Choice Haircutters and The Mansion Bar and Restaurant. All money raised will be invested within Ontario.

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