Go bald or go blonde
Friday (November 29) the Cranbrook/Kimberley RCMP will be playing the Kootenay Ice in ball hockey then either going bald or blonde.
A fellow Cranbrook RCMP officer is currently undergoing chemo treatment for cancer.
To support him, several officers and support staff from both Cranbrook and Kimberley will have their head shaved or go blonde.
Prior to the shave off, officers have challenged the Ice to a friendly ball hockey game.
The shave off will take place right after the game.
Several officers and support staff have been collecting pledges for the past month. Funds raised by the shave off will go to assist the family financially to ease the burden of the increased costs for treatment and travel.
The Kootenay Ice Charity; Believe in the Gold supports families affected by childhood cancer, increases awareness of childhood cancers and raises funds for research into the disease that affects one in every 400 kids.
Both the RCMP and Kootenay Ice recognize that Cancer affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children – and represents a tremendous burden on patients and their families.