Head-shave Cancer Fundraiser April 21

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 6 a.m. April 3, 2018

For 22 years, Service members have put their locks on the line to raise money through the Cops for Cancer head shave.

A woman in a barber's smock is shaved by another woman with electric shears
Constable Vivian Potter anticipates the shears as she cuts her hair to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society

This year’s event takes place on April 21 at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

Inspector Chris Boddy says that Service members have volunteered in great numbers each year because of the impact it has had on the lives of their loved ones.

“Cancer affects everyone,” says Boddy, whose father was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. “We have all been touched by it, whether be a co-worker, family member or friend. This fundraiser is a great way to spread awareness while raising funds for life-saving research and other programs.”

Boddy says it’s a fun event for participants, their families and also passersby at the mall who always kick it extra dollars when a police hat is passed around during a head shaving.

Started in Edmonton in 1994, Cops for Cancer is a national program raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society to fund research and support patients.

Service members have raised almost $1.5 million since the program started.

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