HERH raises $7,200 for Shave for the Brave

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Ten participants fundraise to have their lovely locks cut off in support of YACC

MILFORD: Hard work leads to big rewards, and it was Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) that reaped those April 6 at Hants East Rural High.

PHOTOS: HERH’s Shave for the Brave 2018 in pictures

VIDEO: HERH Dancers kick off Shave for the Brave

After plenty of effort from student organizers, all 10 participants hit the stage in the auditorium at the Milford-based school as Shave for the Brave took place. This year, more than $7,200 was raised by tho0se participants involved, mostly all who attend or work at the Milford-based school. Nadia Hillier from YACC, who is a survivor, was the special guest speaker

Laurie from Laurie’s Mobile Salon shaves the hair off Caden Flynn. (Healey photo)

Chloe McManus was just one of the many students who worked at organizing the event. It was kicked off by dancers from HERH doing a routine in the name of a friends mom who has been affected by breast cancer.

Lily McCracken was the top fundraiser, collecting as of April 9 more than $2,600. In the five years HERH has done it, they have raised $26,000.

VIDEO: HERH’s Shave for the Brave – Pat Healey gets shaved

The participants for this year as provided by organizers included: The Weekly Press’ own Pat Healey; Teacher Scott Bowman; Louis Gilbert; Nick Long; Caden Flynn; Carrigan Martell; Brent Weir-Dean; Mallory Brown; and Connie Boutilier. Laurie from Laurie’s Mobile Salon and Melissa Murray of Phoenix Hair Design were the hairdressers.

“We started planning for this Shave a couple months ago,” said McManus. “We had so many people involved with the planning.”

Top fundraiser Lily McCracken gets her long locks shaved off. (Healey photo)

She said the feedback from students and those guests attending has been nothing but positive.

“It means a lot to have raised all of this money because it’s an amazing organization,” said McManus. “Everyone worked so hard to make the shave happen.”

The Virgin Radio Halifax street squad were also on hand giving out free swag and cheering on the participants.

Reporter Pat Healey also took part. Here he takes a selfie as Melissa Murray thinks whether she wants to cut the rest of his hair off or not. (Healey photo)