Big heart, big shave! Sophie shaves her head for cancer

Health And Wellness In The Spotlight

**** Written by Crystal Yeo for WFMHFX

Back in February, we shared a story about Sophie, an 11 year old who was embarking on an act of kindness to help a stranger. On her 12th birthday, the moment of truth occurred!

The fun event started with a $5 donation to cut a braid, which was done with smiles and laughs.

(Sophie’s proud family and Krista who will receive the donation after chemo)

Inspired by her grandfather, who has now recovered from his battle with prostate cancer, Sophie wanted to help someone in need and decided that by donating her hair in a big shave and by raising money to support someone local who is undergoing cancer treatment , she could help ease the stigma of hair loss from cancer treatment and ease the financial burden for someone.

Please note, her grandfather had the honours of buzzing her hair!

From the shave, Sophie’s hair (all 22″!) will be sent to a company to make a wig (which still accepts real hair donations) and her chosen recipient, picked through a Facebook  nomination process, will receive all funds raised to help out with ongoing costs associated with cancer treatments like travel, medications, lodging, etc., as well as a the wig donated from Sophie.

The Estabrooks Community Hall  stepped forward to host Sophie’s Big Shave for Cancer event with a donation of time and space. Host Lorna and community, within COVID-19 guidelines, showed their support for this incredible event, and with Sophie’s family starting a Go Fund Me page to help raise funds.

The event was originally planned for late spring of this year, but due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it it was delayed. A much smaller event took place with a select few able to gather.

Sophie’s family are very proud of the birthday girl and her act of kindness, especially at her young age.

Oh, and her fundraiser has raised about $3000 to help!

Original post: http://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/sophies-story-a-caring-act-of-kindness-to-help-a-stranger

If you wish to make a donation to help, please visit the GoFundMe page set up to also help below:

http://ca.gofundme.com/f/sophies-big-shave-for-cancer

http://m.facebook.com/109108323990638/photos/a.110721340496003/116752889892848/?type=3

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