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A Leg Up For Learning!

A haircut is heroic, no doubt. But the real heroism happens every day, in countless homes, as women stand naked in the shower trying to reach the hair on the back of their legs with a flimsy disposable razor. As they lay on the beautician’s bench anticipating the skin-tearing wax removal. How much blood has been shed as women bravely live up to the gendered norms imposed upon them?


Sharon Josephson, Associate Dean of Arts and Foundational Programs, and Helen Jackman, Executive Director of OC Foundation, are getting their revenge! 


$1k - Phil Ashman waxes his legs (Milestone reached! Please see photos and video below!)

$2.5k - Phil and Grant Lawrence wax their chests!

$5k - Phil and Grant get full Pinky Blinder!

Friends, please support. Do it for yourselves, for women everywhere, and for OC students. It's payback time!

First Milestone Reached!

Thank you to everyone who has donated!

With the $1,000 fundraising milestone reached, Phil Ashman, Okanagan College Regional Dean, Central Okanagan went to the salon to get his legs waxed! Thank you to Talking Tree Spa for donating the treatment costs.

Stay tuned, the chest waxing is next!


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 to learn more.

Thank you for your support: a $5k donation

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.

That's why he's personally donated $5,000 after the campaign raised $10,000 on May 1

Haircuts for Health Care
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Global News Okanagan

Thanks Global News Okanagan for featuring Haircuts for Health Care! View the segment here.

Fundraising Heroes

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


RCMP Supt. Brent Mundle is hoping he gets the haircut of his dreams...

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran will shave his head once he raises $10k!

Westbank First Nation Chief Chris Derickson will also shave his head once he raises $10k!

As a Health Support Worker, Shui wants to support


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. 

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Okanagan College Foundation
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