Last year marked the beginning of our partnership between Hockey NL and Shave for the Brave. Players, parents, coaches, and referees joined forces to change lives. In 2014 Hockey NL hosted 12 Shaves across 10 associations, 149 players became more aerodynamic by shedding their flows, and those lost locks amounted to $52,000! That’s enough to fundamentally change the lives of 26 young adults with cancer, and we are just getting started.
“It was a very touching event and I am proud that I could be part of it. I’m very proud of my two boys for making the decision to do this, and I’m proud of my nephew and the five other people who also participated,” said Peggy White, parent and Head Hunter.
Hockey NL President Jack Lee set a goal of 500 hockey heads, and this year he is proving his commitment by throwing his own mane into the rink. Jack is planning to shed his own flow during Grant Thornton Minor Hockey Week, and he is aiming to raise $10,000 along the way.
“Our partnership with Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) empowers them to transform young adults dealing with cancer. Helping these young adults, who are just starting their life and are forced to face the end of their life, is the driving force behind my decision to shave. Shaving my head is an easy decision knowing that the money I raise will have such a lasting impact on someone’s life,” said Jack.
We helped coaches, parents, and one eager association president host Shaves. Participation is easy. All you have to do is contact Steve White, at 709-700-1977 or [email protected]. We will be there to support you every step of the way, and get you all you need to make your Shave great with your own Head Hunter kit.
You can learn more about the Shave for the Brave by visiting www.shaveforthebrave.ca or by contacting Young Adult Cancer Canada at [email protected]