Tuesday September 02, 2014




Close Cuts raises more than $36K

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Staff Photos by Thom Barker


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Nearly 60 participants in the 17th Annual Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer head-shaving May 31 raised more than $36,000 for cancer research through the Canadian Cancer Society, Parkland Unit during the main event and five remote events at Miller School in Melville, MacDonald School in Stockholm, Saltcoats School, Columbia School in Yorkton and Canora Jr Elementary School.

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The Local Cancer Initiatives Program raised more than $11,250 to fund the Palliative Care Department at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre through The Health Foundation, one-night stays at the Regina Cancer Patient Lodge, Camp Circle O’ Friends, and Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon. The funds came from a Kickoff BBQ at Mr. Mikes, Mother-Daughter Tea Parties at Joey Children’s Apparel, an inaugural Speedghetti Championship at Boston Pizza, the Annual 98.5FM Rock Radiothon, an inaugural Spring of Hope Tradeshow and other events throughout the community.

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