Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Makkovik Residents Shave their Heads for Cancer

During the 21st Annual Trout Festival in Makkovik, 12 people shaved their heads for cancer.

Liz Evans-Mitchell is a resident of Makkovik.

Herself and a friend, Sheila, decided to shave their heads, along with their sons Paul & Brandon.

But during the Trout Fest supper, a few more people also decided to do it.

Among the 12 were men, women and young teens.

As of right now, the unofficial amount of money raised is $1200.

Proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society for Cancer Research.

Evans-Mitchell says her daughter Jill went table to table with pledge forms during the supper.

Right now, herself and Cathy Ford, who also shaved her head, are now planning a Relay for Life walk for Makkovik.

She hopes to have the Relay sometime in September.

She spoke very emotionally about the cause.

Saying ‘it was a very humbling experience…you never know, the money we raised could help find a cure for the damn disease’.

Evans-Mitchell is taking donations until Friday, if you would like to donate, contact her by phone or email.

To donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, visit

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