May 14, 2015

By: Misti Harnden

On April 29th, 2015 North Addington Education Centre, a small, rural K-12 school in Cloyne, Ontario, held a Cuts for Cancer event. This event is currently ranked third for all Cuts for Cancer fundraisers online across Ontario.

Three students (Alexus Wagner, Selena Pelicos and Terri-Lynn Rosenblath) and three teachers (Melissa Randle, Krista Walker and Leanne Shepherd) had their hair cut, by local hairdresser Teri Woods.

In addition to the over $4000 collected for the hair cutting event, funds were raised by a silent auction, talent show and money jar campaign.

Event organizer Melissa Randle stated, “I am so proud of everyone involved in this fundraiser. I’m ecstatic that we were able to exceed our original $3000 goal.”

During the Viking Cuts for Cancer event over 3 feet of hair was cut to be donated. There was a tie for the money jar campaign winner. Tim Pelow and Josh Goodfellow shaved their legs, Edna Lessard begrudgingly wore a Toronto jersey and Leanne Shepherd ate a live worm. Although not the winners, Katie Ohlke got a makeover by a student, Candice Bovard will wear her hair in a Mohawk and Valerie Allan will take part in a pie in the face event.

To date, over $4700 has been raised for the Canadian Cancer Society. To sponsor this event, visit (the link is currently still active).

Support local
independant journalism by becoming a patron of the Frontenac News.