This year’s UBC Cuts for Cancer event in February raised $55,551.20 a significant increase from last year’s $30,000 dollar total. Volunteer Andrew Mcllelan said this year all hair types were welcome, so more people were able to participate. Before now, only untreated hair was acceptable, but new wig-making technologies make it possible for everyone to donate.
About 110 people participated in this year’s event. Some cut off long ponytails of hair, others shaved their heads and still others donated time and money. Cuts for Cancer is one of a number of fundraising and awareness activities put on by the UBC Cancer Association Club each year.