Jenny Fawcett of Lake Cowichan is nearing the halfway mark in her Cops for Cancer fundraising endeavour, which will see her donating 12 inches of her hair to wigs for kids.
Fawcett will be shaving her head on Oct. 1 at Lake Cowichan School when the Cops for Cancer ride through Lake Cowichan.
“In 2005 my oldest son Mathew was diagnosed with leukemia, so he had 3 1/2 years of cancer treatment, and we just celebrated his five year cancer-free anniversary on Sept. 9,” said Fawcett. “So in honour of that, this is what I’m doing.”
Fawcett has a goal of $5,000, but is currently just shy of the halfway mark.
“I’m over $2,000 now, so I might make it halfway,” said Fawcett. “I have a burger and beer function coming up on Sept. 28, at the Riverside Inn, and I also have a hot dog sale happening at the Country Grocer on the same day.”
If you would like to attend the burger and beer function, you can purchase tickets from Fawcett, at the police station or the Riverside Inn.
All of the money raised will help send kids to camp Good Times, which is funded by the Cops for Cancer. Tour de Rock; money also goes toward pediatric cancer research.
Fawcett’s son has been attending camp Good Times for several years.
“He just graduated from kid’s camp this year, and he has attended their teen camp. They also have a family camp,” said Fawcett.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re currently not having treatment, you can still go to camp as long as you’ve had a history with cancer. This is very beneficial to the other campers that are there because they can see the hopeful side, and the other end of cancer.”
Donations can be made online at: copsforcancerbc.ca/tourderock/jennyfawcett.