ATTACK & CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY ANNOUNCE COPS FOR CANCER HEAD SHAVE FOR CUBS FOR CANCER EVENT
The Owen Sound Attack, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, are hosting the 2nd Annual Cubs for Cancer game on November 17th, 2018, announced earlier this year.
Similar to last year, the two organizations will also be hosting a Cops for Cancer head shave & hair cut to help raise funds for pediatric cancer, ahead of The Attack at Boston Pizza Celebrity Serve on November 8th, the week prior to the game against Flint.
The head shave & hair cut will be held at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre from 4:30 – 5:30pm, with multiple Attack players fundraising to have their head shaved.
The community is encouraged to participate in the event and have their hair cut alongside Attack players. Participants will be asked to raise a minimum of $250 in pledges towards the event to be able to have their hair cut with the players. Kids who fundraise will also have the opportunity to help shave the heads of players, or have their own hair cut by players on the team.
Cops for Cancer is more than shaving heads, participants can dye their hair or cut their ponytails too. To donate your ponytail the untreated hair must be a minimum of 8 inches. Hair that is donated will go towards making wigs for local cancer patients as part of a program that sees the Canadian Cancer Society offer free wigs to patients in need.
See which Attack players will be shaving their head and/or donate to their fundraiser, HERE
Following the head shave and haircut, the community is also invited out to Boston Pizza for a Celebrity Serve. Attack players will be playing the role of server for the evening, taking orders and bringing customers their dinner! There will also be opportunity to win prizes at the event. The Celebrity Serve will take place immediately following the head shave from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Boston Pizza in Owen Sound.
Childhood cancer is relatively uncommon. However, it remains the most common disease-related cause of death – more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS combined. It is second only to injury-related deaths among Canadian children.
Cancer in children creates a large impact on our health, economic and social welfare systems. It also places a burden on the child with cancer and their family. An estimated two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors will have at least one chronic or long-term side effect from their cancer treatment. As more children survive cancer, the need for long-term monitoring and follow-up care will continue to grow.
The Canadian Cancer Society is making progress, with the survival rate increasing to 83% from 66% in 1985. Their researchers have discovered better ways to detect earlier and well as helped find new ways to treat the various cancers children get.