The sixth annual cancer head shave combined hard work and good times in its fight against the disease.
This year’s event, which asks students to get pledges for losing their locks, raised a record amount of money. The event was hosted by Head Shave Canada in MacEwan Student Centre Wed., Mar., 28.
“We raised over $50,000,” said event organizer Irfaan Sorathia. “We are still waiting for the exact numbers as some money is still coming in. The $50,000 already came in. It can only go up, not down.”
The University of Calgary was joined by other Alberta schools, making total figures for the province considerably higher, said Sorathia.
“The $50,000 was only the U of C,” he said. “If you combine the other schools it is over $115,000. My guess would be about $120,000.”
The number of participants in the event was also considerable.
“In total, the number of participants throughout the province would be 265,” said Sorathia. “That does not include only students, but faculty and staff as well. The amount of people that did it spur-of-the-moment was big this year.”
“Every year we get students who we were unable to reach ahead of time,” he said. “When they see the event they jump onboard. It makes it all worthwhile when you see the participants being able to give back.”