Headbanging Against Cancer with Hair Massacure

Posted on February 18, 2016

“In the past few years, many of my heroes have passed away fighting cancer, and many children continue to fight fiercely against this illness every day.” ~Robbie Abinader

Robbie Abinader is one of many participants registered to shave his hair at this year’s Hair Massacure event, but his story is slightly different than most. With over 24 inches of hair, Robbie has committed to shaving his head and donating his hair to make wigs if his friends, family and those in the community can help him raise $1,000 for children with life threatening illnesses.

Robbie shows off his long locks
Robbie shows off his long locks

“In hopes of helping raise funds to find a cure, I am launching the ‘Headbang Against Cancer’ campaign. As incentive, if I reach my goal of $1,000, I will donate my hair to Hair Massacure so a young warrior can join the fight and bang their head against cancer!”

The families who stay at Ronald McDonald House have all been affected by a child facing a serious or life-threatening illness. By hosting Hair Massacure in partnership with Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta, we support children affected by a life threatening illness, giving them, hope, comfort and love.

When faced with the sickness of a child, the last thing on a parent’s mind is where they are going to sleep, eat, brush their teeth or even take a hot shower. At Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta, we aim to relieve these stresses, allowing families to focus on helping their child feel better.

Robbie's long hair
Robbie’s long hair

Individuals like Robbie contribute to Hair Massacure 2016 by giving back to these children by donating their hair for wigs, raising funds and creating much needed awareness in a time when most charities are feeling the economic crunch.

“I think about what it would be like if my niece or nephew lost all their hair, and how much it would make me happy to know someone donated their hair so they could continue to feel happy and beautiful while they fight this terrible disease.” 

On February 28th, we invite you to join us at the Calgary Roughnecks vs. Saskatchewan Rush game to not only cheer on our amazing home team, but also give thanks and encouragement to those brave enough to stand up and help us fight!

Help support Robbie and children affected by life-threatening illnesses by donating to his fundraising page.

To learn more or register for Hair Massacure 2016, please visit www.hairmassacure.com.

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