A COVID Haircut for Health Care
I'm wearing a ball cap these days as it's been seven weeks since I've had a haircut! (On the bright side, some people tell me it keeps me youthful:)
I'd like to invite you to help me get a haircut while supporting an important cause, especially in light of COVID-19. I have set a $10,000 fundraising goal to support Okanagan College's new Health Sciences Centre.
If I raise the money before the salons open, I will hand the clippers to my wife Jordan so she can get her revenge for the time I gave myself a very bad buzz cut! If I raise the money after our salons are open, then I will still shave my head, but at least feel at ease with a professional at the reigns.
I'm asking you to join me supporting the training of health care heroes. As we are witnessing, these everyday heroes do incredible jobs and they deserve to be trained in a facility that matches their level of commitment.
Tax receipts sent by email - please help me reach my goal!
A challenge from the City of Kelowna
I've been challenged by the Mayor of the City of Kelowna Colin Basran to raise $10,000 alongside him for the Health Sciences Centre. You can view his fundraising page here.
Let's make a difference in the lives of future students, let's make a difference for health care workers and show them our support. Whatever you can give, your support is appreciated.
My family's health care story
Nearly 20 years ago my father Raymond had an accident that resulted in a brain injury. During the months after his accident, health care support was invaluable to our family.
I'm grateful that we have well-trained health care professionals to care for us and our loved ones in times of need. That's why I'm fundraising to support a new training Centre for health care professionals here in the Okanagan.
Join Us & Dare a Friend:
We need you to join us! There are lots of ways to get involved:
1) Cut and fundraise
Create your own fundraising page, and ask your friends to donate towards a creative new "do." Don't forget to show off the results and dare a friend to cut their hair.
2) Just cut
Donate the equivalent of your regular haircut or treatment. Kids cut options available. When you're done, make sure to dare a friend to do the same.
Love the cause but not ready to cut your hair? You can support the training of health care professionals by donating online here.
4) Sponsor us
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of our sponsorship opportunities.
A Community Challenge
“When the campaign reaches $10,000, I will personally donate $5,000,” says Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton.
While Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton jokes that he doesn't have much hair to inspire people to donate, he still wants to thank the community for coming together in support of education for the next generation of health care heroes. Read more here.
Shear it on social media
Make sure to post a video or before and after photos on Facebook and Instagram and dare your friends to cut their hair too. Use the hashtag #haircutsforhealthcare and tag Okanagan College Foundation.
Social media examples:
It's been more than a month, and my hair needs a serious cut. I've set a fundraising goal of $200 and if I reach it, I will give the clippers to my daughter who can shave my head any way she sees fit! All funds raised will go to the Okanagan College Foundation to help them open a new Health Sciences Centre and train health care professionals for our community. Help me reach my goal! I dare (enter friend's name) to cut their hair too!
(Insert link to your personal fundraising page)
#haircutsforhealthcare @Okanagan College Foundation
My hair is out of control! Seeing I can't visit my hairdresser, I've decided to take matters into my own hands while supporting a good cause. I'm donating the price of my haircut to the Okanagan College Foundation to help them open a new Health Sciences Centre and train health care heroes for our community. I dare (enter friends's name) to chop their locks for a good cause! #haircutsforhealthcare @Okanagan College Foundation
Our Students, Your Health
Every dollar raised will help us complete a new Health Sciences Centre, training front-line health care professionals to work in our hospitals, seniors homes, pharmacies, dental clinics, rehab, community mental health and early childhood education settings. Visit www.OurStudentsYourHealth.ca to learn more.
Ross exceeded his $1,000 goal! His new hair length is short!
A case of haircut revenge. A $400 goal will allow the dad to cut his son's hair.
When Drew's bangs got too long, his mom cut his hair and donated the price of a haircut.
Frithjof surpassed his $100 goal!
Scott's wife is a nurse so he wanted to raise funds to support the training of new nurses.
Isolation is getting to Josh, who is ready to let these two cut his hair!
Brett's seven year-old-son will be cutting his hair soon!
Eric will be shaving his head when he hits his goal!
This project is near to Jamie's heart, that's why he will be shaving his head.
The College's VP of Education says no amount of product can fix hair his
Keep supporting local salons
While salons may not be able to cut your hair in-person, many are offering virtual advice and product delivery. Please support them and be sure to stay loyal once this is over. When we get through this, we will need their talent and help more than ever!
Cut at your own risk!
As a result of COVID-19, there are many online tutorials on how to cut your hair. Make sure to do your research and go slowly. Okanagan College Foundation accepts no liability for failed cuts or injuries resulting from participation.