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A donation straight from the heart

cancer,” said Smith. “I am glad to be a part of it, that’s for sure.” Smith opened her salon about two and a half years ago after accepting customers in her home salon for several years. “This is a great location,” explained Smith. “I have great customers here. I love it.” In early February, Smith hosted a fundraising campaign, organized by local lawyer, David Shelly. The campaign raised more than $10,000 for cancer research. Just last week, Smith was asked to go to Pleasant Corners public school to cut eight heads of hair, two of them teachers, in order to donate the cut hair. “If something comes up, I am happy to be a part of it and help out,” said Smith. On April 27, 16-year-old Travis Johnson went to Heidi’s Hair Salon to have his hair cut and donated for the third time. “I just decided one day to donate my hair,” said Johnson. “I don’t know how to explain it. I guess just because I can.” Johnson began his journey of donating hair when he was just 10-years-old, and was teased frequently because of the length of his hair. “The teasing was hard,” admitted Johnson. “I thought I couldn’t stop without

Heidi Smith has cut several heads of hair to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society in order to make wigs for people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Seen here is 16-year-old Travis Johnson, who is donating his hair for the third time since he was 10.


cancer treatments is hair loss, also called alopecia.TheCanadianCancer Society, along with several other charitable organizations, accepts hair donations to create wigs for patients who have suffered hair loss due to cancer treatment. Although hair usually grows back within four to six weeks after treatment has ended, the in-between time can be difficult in a visual based society. Heidi Smith, of Heidi’s Hair Salon in Vankleek Hill (VKH), finds herself cutting hair to donate towards making wigs for patients who have lost their hair. “Everybody knows somebody who has been affected by

As if having cancer isn’t bad enough, imagine losing your hair and dealing with the insecurity of your looks on top of feeling the sting of a cancer diagnosis. According to theCanadianCancer Society, on average, 524 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day. Approximately 63 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive past the five-year mark, according to 2006-2008 estimates. One of the many side effects of some

Heidi Smith opened her salon on February 4, World Cancer Day, to help Dave Shelly raise more than $10,000 towards cancer research. finishing this.” Johnson has several family members who have suffered from the affects of cancer and cancer treatments, and wanted to do something to help. “I couldn’t give blood because I was too young,” Johnson explained. “But I could give my hair.” It takes eight to 15 ponytails, each eight inches in length, to create one wig. Thanks to generous Canadians, more than 70,000 ponytails have been donated to the Canadian Cancer Society tomakes wigs and help cancer patients regain confidence and a sense of self. Information on cancer, research, and where to send hair donations can be found on the Canadian Cancer Society website at


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Travis Johnson, donating his hair in order to make wigs for cancer patients in 2011, seen here with stylist LindaWelburn from Smart Cuts in Rockland.

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