I'd heard of people shaving their heads to show support for cancer patients before, and though I'd played with the idea for a little while I'd never actually given it any serious thought. It wasn't until a friend of mine (let's call her W for now) mentioned that she was planning to sign up for the event, but didn't want to do it alone, that I decided this was probably the perfect
Now into its 9th consecutive year, Hair for Hope is "the only head-shaving event in Singapore that serves to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer. Every shaven head represents an understanding by an individual of the ordeals that a child with cancer is subjected to." Participants can either register via their website, or attend the event as a walk-in shavee, which was what W and I did.
|It was surprisingly but amazingly crowded, considering the goal of the event! The displays on the stage are live counters and show exactly how many male and female participants were and are being shaved.|
|It went from this...|
|... to this in about twenty minutes.|
|Exhibit A: Before shaving|
|And after! I was given the HfH shirt during the sign-up process.|
The event is open today (Sunday, 24 July) as well, from 11am to 7pm at Vivocity (Harbourfont MRT station), if anyone reading this is interested in signing up. I think I'm definitely going to add this to my list of yearly events to attend and participate in.
|Going in to work on Monday with my head shaved is going to be awesome|