Sporting the Great Canadian Hair Do for cancer

The Terry Fox Foundation wants to make cancer research the hottest trend in hairstyling with the Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair “Do.”

The Terry Fox Foundation is looking to make cancer research the hottest trend in hairstyling with the Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair “Do.”

Energetic and creative people are sought as organizers, volunteers and participants to put on a bit of a do of their own.

The Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair “Do” is an inventive event where participants can shave it all off, try their hand at a little bit of waxing, a new colour or something a little quirky with colourful hair extensions or a wacky wig.

All you need is a little courage, a good sense of humour and a desire to make a difference.

“For me, it’s just hair. I asked a friend of mine, in the midst of her cancer journey, how she felt about non-cancer patients shaving their head,” said Donna Louie, Fundraising and Office Administrator for BC & Yukon of the Terry Fox Foundation and 2010 Head Shaver.

“She told me it showed her that we were committed to making a difference.”

The Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair “Do” can be organized in your community, malls, salons, festivals, parties, events, schools, parks, and offices or even done as an individual. Organizing an event is not only fun and rewarding but made easy with the help of The Terry Fox Foundation staff who are always on-hand and willing to offer help when needed.

The Terry Fox Great Canadian Hair “Do” is an innovative way for Canadians to help keep Canada at the forefront of cancer research. As per Terry’s wishes, The Terry Fox Foundation funds only the best research programs available, regardless of the cancer “site.”

This means that our funds impact research programs into a wide variety of cancers, such as breast, prostate, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, leukemia and more.

Canadian researchers have been involved with breakthroughs such as discovering stem cells in blood, discovering the “language” of cell growth communication, discovering the BRCA1 breast cancer susceptibility gene, developing a technique to easily insert mutations into genes (Nobel Prize), the HPV vaccine and using viruses to target and destroy tumour tissue.

If interested in getting involved, please contact Donna White at The Terry Fox Foundation either by email at or by phone at 1-888-836-9786.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit

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