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Shaving to cure childhood cancers

It takes a great deal of courage to shave your head, but not as much courage as it takes for a child to fight against cancer! Our Kirkland Lake, Ontario employee Julie Weisflock chooses to make a difference in her community by raising awareness, and funds, in support of children who are cancer patients. Julie participates in a program called “shaving to cure childhood cancers”, in which she shaves her head, donates her hair for wig-making, and raises funds for childhood cancer research. We are very proud of Julie for being a terrific employee, and for contributing positively to her community!

“The event is coming up in a couple weeks, but got involved early to soak it all in and raise some awareness. I will be shaving my head and donating 15 inches of hair! I’ve never been involved first-hand, seeing someone go through this, only hearing stories of other people and seeing pictures. Even when my little nephew was diagnosed, he was only 2 months old, they moved to Ottawa for treatments. He just turned 9 and has been in remission for 5 years! Words can’t describe how great it is to see him now and think about the battle he won. I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, but now the right time has come to do it in honor of him, and many other kids. I want to thank Aevitas and everyone who has helped me with my fundraising goals, I really appreciate it!”

– Julie Weisflock, Kirkland Lake employee