Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Heads needed for Cuts 4 Cancer

Published on Monday, 10 September 2012 08:00 Written by Pat Kolafa | ©

It’s time once again for brave men to put their heads on the line and sit down in the barbers chair for a worthy cause.
Cuts 4 Cancer, an annual fundraiser, is looking for volunteers willing to part with their hair and beards to raise money for the Drumheller Area Health Foundation.
To get the hair rolling, Cuts 4 Cancer held their annual barbecue fundraiser at the Roadhouse Saloon on Sunday, September 2.
The guest of honour at the barbecue was a pig roast donated by the Hillview Colony. The Cat Country Cougar Hunters rocked the celebrations.
The kick off barbecue raised $1,000 for the Health Foundation and Twyla Johnson and Reid Pozzolo were the winners of two trips to Las Vegas.
This will be the eighth year Cuts 4 Cancer has run. Over the years, the fundraiser has raised thousands of dollars to help the Drumheller Area Health Foundation. All of the money raised stays in town to treat Drumheller patients.
Cathy Morse started the event after the passing of her mother, Rose Schinnour, from cancer.
On February 3, 2013, the cost of each haircut at The Chop Shop will be donated to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation.
However, each year there are a few who go further and place a bounty on their hair. These brave souls collect pledges and then go under the razor for a complete shave.
Participants who raise over $250 for Cuts 4 Cancer this year will automatically be entered to win a trip to Las Vegas.
Anyone wishing to volunteer their manes can contact Cathy Morse at The Chop Shop, 403-823-2466. Pledge forms can be picked up from The Chop Shop on Highway 9 South.
John Schofield (left) was in charge of roasting the guest of honour, a pig donated by the Hill View Colongy, at the Cuts 4 Cancer opening celebration organized by Cathy Morse (right). Cuts 4 Cancer raised $1,000 at their annual barbecue and kick off celebration for the 2013 fundraising campaign.  The money raised will go to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation.