Shave for the Brave has returned to Princeton.
In 2012, at Princeton Secondary School, four people joined Frankie Reichert in her quest to raise awareness and funds for Young Adult Cancer Canada.
Reichert became involved and shaved her hair off in Shave for the Brave 2012 because her grandmother was fighting cancer. Now two years later, she has initiated Shave for the Brave again locally because her mom is fighting colon cancer.
Reichert is joined by Sandra Lewis who is standing up for her friend and co-worker, Layla Locke who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.
These two ladies have created a Facebook page where you can keep up, sign up and show your support. www.facebook.com/pages/SHAVE-for-the-Brave-princeton. They have plastered the town in Shave for the Brave posters to create awareness and support for the upcoming event.
On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Princeton Fire Hall from 3 p.m., to 6 p.m., Shave for the Brave will take place. Donations can be made directly to the individuals involved, at the Fire Hall during the event or online at www.shaveforthebrave.ca
Joining Reichert and Lewis in Shaving for the Brave (to date) will be: Rick Gullason, Doug Pateman, Kris Loza, Glenn LaBounty, Cliff Lindley, Conor Scaff, Grant Davies, Conor Marten, Bob Mackay, Ryan Bargholz, Thomas Briggeman, Brian Wright, Jay Pudsey, Jon Barr, Richard Pateman, Clint Tubcs, Paul Gillette, Kevin Thiessen, Dan Wright and Chris Hartinger.
Funds raised through this program assists young adults fighting cancer by providing medications, wigs and support as well as programs and retreats to assist them after treatments are complete.
The 2012 fundraiser raised just over $6200. “This year I want to beat that, even double it, but we need your support,” said Reichert. “Your support will help us, help others.”
Keep track of Frankie Reichert, Sandra Lewis and the Princeton Fire Hall Group progress by visiting www.shaveforthebrave.ca/leaderboard.