Hundreds buzz heads for cancer research in Eskasoni, N.S.
Hundreds of people turned out and shaved their heads at a cancer research event on the Eskasoni First Nation, N.S. (Photo taken from YouTube video)
Published Friday, June 29, 2012 11:49AM ADT
If you happen to visit Nova Scotia’s Eskasoni First Nation over the next few weeks, you will likely see hundreds of bald heads.
More than 400 people showed up at the Sarah Denny Cultural Centre last night and participated in the “Buzz for Fuzz – Cut for Cancer” event.
The fundraiser was hosted by the RCMP in support of cancer research.
People were encouraged to donate money and shave their heads, but organizers were shocked – and thrilled – to see such a positive response to the event.
Chief Leroy Dennis told CTV News organizers were blown away by the turnout, especially considering this is the first year for the event.
More than 400 people shaved their heads and more than $4,500 was raised for cancer research.