9:30 a.m., Feb. 24)
event brings in more than $40,000 for Make-A-Wish
By Fred Sherwin
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
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.
brave individuals offered to undergo an extreme makeover
by having their head shaved, or their hair dyed bright
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.
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.
wish recipient, Dominque Ruiz, shared her experience about
meeting Justin Bieber last year.
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.
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.
more information visit http://www.makeawisheo.ca/.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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