bald dollars 

A close shave for B.C. Children’s Hospital Last month, ski school instructors dyed their hair every colour of the rainbow to raise money for the Whistler-Blackcomb Foundation. On April 1, the B.C. Children’s Hospital will be asking people all over the province to go one step further and shave it all off to raise money for the B.C. Children’s Hospital’s Oncology and Hemotology Departments. Proceeds raised from the event will go towards supplies, water purification systems, Oncology Family Support Services and other essentials. B.C. Children’s Hospital serves children up to 15 years of age from more than 200 communities across B.C. More than 750 cancer patients, including 140 new cases each year, receive care in the Oncology Department. Today, 75 percent of childhood cancer patients survive, compared with 20 per cent just 10 years ago. Registration and pledge forms are available by calling Janis Correia at (604) 892-1021, or by visiting the IGA Marketplace.

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