Cut for the Cure will be returning for its annual fundraiser on April 3.
Back for its annual fundraiser, Cut for the Cure will be happening on April 3 from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Arts courtyard. The event will feature haircuts by professional hairdressers, food, and various activities, all of which will be by donation.
Attendees may also get a haircut for free if they donate at least 8 inches or decide to shave their head. All donations will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society which funds research to improve cancer treatments.
Cut for the Cure is organised by the Leadership and Civic Engagement Integrated Learning Community (ILC), a group of students living on residence, promoting social change. Jen King, residence advisor in Nicola, said, “[The] goal is to raise $1000. Last year, about $750 was raised, so every year we are trying to get more and more donations.”
As it is her second-time organising the event, King detailed that the event will serve a pancake breakfast this year, instead of a BBQ. A variety of activities were added to this year’s event put on by different on-campus clubs, including the E-Sports club. In addition to this, the UBCO Blood Club will also be making an appearance to speak about stem cell donation.
King also expressed the importance of the event as a whole, “The purpose of Cut for the Cure is to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. The fundraiser is one of the best I have ever been a part of, as everyone wins — students get cheap, convenient and professional haircuts and a lot of money is raised for the Canadian Cancer Society.”
The event welcomes all students, faculty and staff. Whether anyone wants a haircut or not, they are welcome to drop by to enjoy the food and activities, or simply to donate. All donations are welcome online as well.