Tuesday, June 21, 2005

What's hair between friends?

shavedFrom Prince Edward Island comes the story of Terri Anderson, who decided to shave her head to support a friend and raise some money for the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life at the same time.
But, says Anderson, shaving her head is only a small sacrifice compared to what her friend, Jane (she did not wish to have her last name used) has gone through in recent years.

Jane is currently fighting her second battle with breast cancer. She is in Halifax, undergoing chemo, as Anderson has her locks clipped.

"When she (Jane) told me that she had cancer again about a month and a half ago I thought I don't want her to be bald alone," says Anderson. "I thought if I am going to shave my hair off I'm going to get money for it."
Anderson managed to raise over $5000 through family, friends, and co-workers for the cause. She said that even if she hadn't reached her goal, she would have shaved her head for her friend.

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