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Shaved for a cause

11 Aug 2016

More than 6000 people had their heads shaved during annual Children's Cancer Foundation campaign.

Students show off bald heads for Hair for Hope 2016

25 May 2016

The main two-day Hair for Hope 2016 event will be held on July 30 and 31 at VivoCity.

Both schools are the event’s longest-participating partners, having participated in Hair for Hope satellite events since their introduction in 2007.

Hair for Hope was introduced to Edgefield Primary by teacher David Ng to express support for a then-student diagnosed with cancer.

Mr Leong Chee Kin, Montfort Junior’s Head of Department for CCA, also initiated the programme in his school that year.

Besides organising the event, both teachers are active participants and will be shaving their heads for a 10th consecutive year this week.

Hair for Hope is the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s signature fundraising initiative. The organisation hopes to rope in at least 6,500 participants and raise S$3.6 million to help children with cancer and their families. Launched in 2003, the programme aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer and show solidarity with victims of the disease.



Over 350 lose locks and raise $93,000 for cancer group

2 May 2016

After undergoing treatment for a brain tumour last year, 10-year-old Joanna Chong was so weak she could not even sit up. 

Yesterday, she was walking unaided as she witnessed her father get his head shaved to raise funds for the non-profit organisation that helped her get back on her feet. Joanna had spent about two months at the Children's Cancer Foundation's Place for Academic Learning and Support, which helps children reintegrate into schools after recovering from cancer.

Asked what she wanted to do in the future, she said: "Something that can help other people."

Her father, Mr Chong Hui Kwee, 48, was one of 353 participants at yesterday's kick-off event at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery for the annual Hair for Hope fund-raising campaign that the foundation runs.

Each shaven head represents an individual's understanding of the ordeals experienced by a child with cancer. Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, often result in hair loss.

Venerable Ren Xu, a