Welcome to my fundraising page!
I am so excited to be participating in the Brenda’s Braids fundraiser I began 4 year with my school, Ecole Hepworth Central Public School, once again this MAY 24, 2021!
Over the years, we invited people from all over to wear their “Brenda’s Braids” every Tuesday, right up until our BIG CUT. We had people from right across Canada join in on the fun, and many people collected pledges for the Canadian Cancer Society!
In the past couple of years, at school, we have had over 50 students either cut their hair, shave their heads, or have it chalked, in a school wide assembly that raised some great awareness, with over $5000.00 in donations, each year. This money went towards the children in Owen Sound who are battling Cancer. As well, all the hair donated also went DIRECTLY towards the creation of children’s wigs for children in our community.
As many of you know, I began this fundraiser when I first learned that two of my aunts were battling Cancer. Fortunately for our enormous family, this was first time Cancer had hit so close to home. I was able to spend quite a bit of quality time with my Aunt Brenda, camping, and one day while sitting around the campfire, I was French braiding my own hair, and she just marveled at how quickly I was able to successfully braid my own hair.
After hearing news of her diagnosis, I knew I needed to do something….if not directly for her, for others fighting this disgusting disease and thus, “Brenda’s Braids” was born. Although we call it Brenda’s Braids, the Canadian Cancer Society, that we raise funds for has the campaign Cops for Cancer (in the past, it was Heroes for Hope).
This year, I already have had some excited students who have already dropped their braids, from last summer and this year, off at my classroom door!
With Covid-19 restricitons, we won't be gathering, as we have in the past, but I hope you will join us in collecting pledges and sporting your braids - if you have them - EACH TUESDAY from now until the week of May 24th, 2021.
And………don’t forget, if you are participating in Brenda’s Braid Day Tuesdays, send me your pictures. These were the BEST and I can’t wait for them to begin showing up on my FB Memories timeline!