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Shave Your Lid for a Kid

The idea to shave your head for Kid’s Cancer Care was conceived in 1998 and is now the NGO’s largest fundraiser.  Read more to learn how to bravely make a difference and inspire others to do the same.

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Shave Your Lid for a Kid


Shave Your Lid for a Kid® is Kids Cancer Care’s largest fundraising initiative, raising more than $9 million since its inception in 1998. Our shave program is successful because of you. Each year, hundreds of Albertans shave their heads for our kids. This bold move shows moral support for the kids who lose their hair during cancer treatments, while raising money for camp, research, hospital and scholarship programs for young people affected by cancer. Not part of a group or event? No worries! Our partners at Great Clips offer a complimentary shave or haircut to anyone who registers as an individual for Shave Your Lid for a Kid. You can visit one of their many Calgary and area locations to get your head shaved for free! More details will be sent when you register! - See more at:

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    6 steps to a stellar shave
    Planning a shave is easy. Just follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to a spectacular hair-razing event:

    The first-step is to learn about Shave Your Lid for a Kid® and how to set yourself up for success! Take a few minutes and read our shave information kit.
    Set a fundraising goal, date and location for your shave. Start thinking about ways to make your shave event fun. Invite your friends. Bring music. Have a BBQ for your supporters. Shave yourself a Mohawk first. Start a competition between shavees with a prize for the highest fundraiser.
    Register your shave online with Kids Cancer Care.
    Spread the word
    Tell all your friends and family, teachers and colleagues about your shave. Share your fundraising goal with them and invite them to join your shave as a shavee or a donor. Contact our office for promotional ideas.
    Finish strong
    Right before your shave, send one more reminder to your supporters asking for a donation and let them know how they’re making a difference.
    Say thanks
    After completing your shave, give yourself a pat on the back for all your hard work! Now it’s time to thank your supporters for their contribution.
    For more ideas on how to promote and organize your own shave or for help registering and donating online, contact Jen Saunders at 403 984 1223.

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Kids Go Global is a place for Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools to explore Global Issues and then work alone or with NGOs to take action locally and internationally. It also supports students acting out the issues using theatre and provides opportunities to share student work and projects. It is a partnership between schools, NGOs and Trickster Theatre.

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