Head-shaving event to help fight childhood cancer

By Anjali Singh

York Regional Police along with local fire and paramedic emergency personnel get a close shave for the annual Be A Hero campaign to help fight childhood cancer.

“Every year approximately 130 kids rely on Southlake’s Paediatric Oncology Clinic for cancer treatment close to home,” says Susan Mullin, president and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. “But, in order to provide them with the best possible care, our busy clinic needs to be equipped with the right tools, from the basics to high-tech equipment.”

On April 6, from 11am to 1pm, first responders will be joining together and shaving their heads to support the Southlake Paediatric Oncology Clinic. You can register to participate with a fee of $50 or fundraise at least $150 and participate as a fundraiser. The event is taking place at Upper Canada Mall and has already raised $45, 900 with all proceeds going straight to services at the clinic.

“The Be a Hero campaign brings together all first responders in the fight against childhood cancer,” said York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe. “By supporting the great work done by the Southlake Paediatric Oncology Clinic, we are ensuring the brave children who are battling this disease can receive treatment and care close to home.”

To learn more, register and donate visit yrp.ca/BeaHero.


Photo: Lily with York Regional Police Constable Andy Pattenden who gives thumbs up to supporting the annual Be a Hero campaign which supports the Southlake Paediatric Oncology Clinic.

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