The crew at Lokel Hair Studio will be donating all proceeds to the Kootenay Lake Hospital oncology unit next Wednesday.

Cuts for Cancer coming to Nelson

The Sept. 23 fundraiser at Lokel Hair Studio will support renovations to the out-patient oncology unit at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Michelle, Ashley, Natasha, Kadie, Kate, Leona and Alyssa of Lokel Hair Studio will donate all the proceeds from the haircuts they give on Wednesday, Sept. 23 as part of a fundraiser to support renovations to the out-patient oncology unit at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

“We all have our personal stories of how our lives have been deeply affected when we lose people we love to cancer,” said Anne Pigeon, one of the organizers.

“I lost my twin sister to breast cancer on Sept. 23, 2014 and instead of spending the day in a slump I decided to do something positive to celebrate Liz Day instead.

“When we set out to plan this fundraiser we all decided that we wanted to keep the proceeds local. Mayor Deb connected us with Thalia Vesterback and Brigitte McDonough from Interior Health who suggested that we put our donations towards the much needed renovations of the outpatient oncology unit at KLH.”

The money will go toward an infusion chair for the chemo room and a coffee table, end tables, and a light for some tables for the teaching room.

All haircuts are by donation (minimum cost of the cut). If you donate $100, you will receive a pink high light.

All donors will be entered into a draw with prizes that include a five-day camping trip to Kokanee Creek and a beauty basket. Go for the full shave and Lokel will donate an additional $100 (regular shaves not included.)

To make an appointment call 250-352-0031. Walk-ins are also welcome. Lokel Hair Studio is at 201 Baker St.

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