I usually cut my hair every two weeks!
I'll admit it, I have a necessary indulgence - getting my haircut every two weeks! My hair is now in need of a serious trim!
I’m hoping you will join me in supporting a project in our community that is close to my heart. Help me raise funds to train the next generation of frontline health care professionals... and get me a much-needed haircut in the process.
I've joined Okanagan College Foundation's Haircuts for Health Care, a fundraiser to help build a new Health Sciences Centre on its Kelowna campus.
I'm willing to let Leanne shave my head if we raise my goal of $10,000 in the next two weeks!
If we raise the money after our salons are open, then I will still shave my head, but at least have the comfort of a professional at the reigns.
Tax receipts sent by email - Help me reach my goal! I really need a haircut.
A new Health Sciences Centre is going to benefit everyone in our community (we all rely on health care) but it's personal for me.
My wife Leanne is a Rehabilitation Assistant (RA) at Kelowna General Hospital. She is an amazing RA in part because she took the program at what was then Okanagan University College. This program continues at Okanagan College and has a great reputation for preparing students to be job ready once they graduate.
Future students deserve a building that provides up to date technology and learning environment. Let's work together to support the education of our frontline healthcare workers!
I've challenged Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson to also take part in Haircuts for Health Care. Chief Derickson is a board member of Okanagan College's Board of Governors and is passionate about having a world-class training Centre for health care professionals here in the Okanagan. He's also set an ambitious fundraising goal, view his fundraising page here.
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.
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.