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News - The funds were raised for cancer research and so what better place could there be for the formal presentation of the $93,000 raised than a research lab at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). With a backdrop of a team of researchers, a giant cheque representing the $93,000 raised by Hair Donation Ot-

tawa 2014 was formally presented by Hair Donation Ottawa founder Helene Hutchings to cancer researchers Dr. David Stodjl and Dr. John Bell on Thursday afternoon, May 29. Once a $1,000 donation to Angel Hair for Kids is taken from the $93,000 raised, the rest of the funds will be divided equally between the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the CHEO Research Institute for use in funding

cancer research. Hair Donation Ottawa, founded in 2011 by cancer survivor Helene Hutchings as a way of giving back after her own battle with cancer, began as a local Stittsville event but since its inception in 2011, it has grown. This year it involved 25 hair stylists and 150 participants with the hair stylist salon at Algonquin College as the main site for the event. Last year the event raised

$31,000 so that this year’s $93,000 total tripled last year’s effort. This was thanks to efforts like those of Andy Love of Kanata who himself raised $7,900, the largest single amount raised by a participant in Hair Donation Ottawa 2014. Besides raising funds for cancer research, Hair Donation Ottawa also produced hundreds of inches of hair which are donated to Angel Hair for Kids along with a $1,000 donation. Angel Hair for Kids provides wigs for young cancer patients. Hair Donation Ottawa in-

sists that participants must be willing to donate six-plus inches of hair or have a head shaved or a beard shaved. Hair stylists from across Ottawa donated their time and talent to give a free wash, cut and style to those who donate their hair or who have their heads or beards shaved. This year’s event happen on Sunday, April 27 at Algonquin College. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute includes The Centre for Innovative Cancer Research, a new research laboratory that is designed to accelerate the development and testing of new cancer

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therapies. The CHEO Research Institute is the research arm of CHEO that works to create new knowledge and evidence to help provide world-class treatment of cancer as well as a full spectrum of pediatric topics. Angel Hair for Kids is a Canadian non-profit program that provides wigs to financially disadvantaged children who have lost their hair due to medical treatments. Helene Hutchings works at the Coldwell Banker office at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Hobin Street in Stittsville.

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With a giant cheque for $93,000 which was raised by this year’s Hair Donation Ottawa fundraiser are, front row, from left, Danielle St. Aubin of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation; Helene Hutchings, founder of Hair Donation Ottawa; Ramona Moore of Hair Donation Ottawa; and Sarah Landry of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation; and, back row, from left, Jacqueline Belsito of the CHEO Foundation; cancer researcher Dr. David Stodjl; and cancer researcher Dr. John Bell.

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