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(Posted 9:30 a.m., Feb. 24)
HaiRaiser event brings in more than $40,000 for Make-A-Wish

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Crazy WishMakers member David Daigle gets his head shaved during the HaiRaisers event in support of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario on Saturday. Photo provided

Over 200 people gathered at Place d'Orléans on Saturday for the annual HaiRaiser 'Get A New Do or Go Blue' event in support of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.

Seventy brave individuals offered to undergo an extreme makeover by having their head shaved, or their hair dyed bright blue.

By the time the final lock of hair had hit the floor, more than $40,000 was raised to help make wishes come true for children with life threatening medical conditions.

The highlight of the event was a wish come true for five-year-old Hayden who was presented with a Disney Cruise for himself and his family.

Another wish recipient, Dominque Ruiz, shared her experience about meeting Justin Bieber last year.

Two groups were also honoured during the proceedings for raising over $23,000 between them. The Crazy Hair Kidz are all students from Orléans. They managed to raise thousands of dollars through a variety of crazy hair events. The other group, which called themselves The Crazy WishMakers, was made up of members of the Orléans Wishes committee.

Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is a member of the Make-A-Wish Canada Chapter which forms part of Make-A-Wish International whose mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

For more information visit http://www.makeawisheo.ca/.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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