Losing locks for kids

The scissors are coming out Saturday, as four local residents chop off their hair to donate to Wigs for Kids BC. 

four Kelowna-residents, Justin Skladan, Michael van Kesteren, Anna Nicole Ripley and Alayna Nicol will be donating a combined 36 inches of hair to be made into custom wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to cancer or other serious illnesses. 

Thus far, the four friends have raised over $3000 in donations for the Wigs for Kids BC program, part of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF).

Team-member Alayna Nicol notes, “I received a call from our community coordinator at BCCHF last week saying how excited she was with our fundraising total. We are all so grateful for the community support and donations that have been streaming in. All four of us hair donors are passionate about giving back to children in need at the BC Children’s Hospital.” 

Hair is a great place to start, but the monetary donations are also needed to make the custom wigs and support the Wigs for Kids program and BCCHF.

To support their fundraising efforts, the team has established a fundraising page, “Wigs for Kids BC – Kelowna” through the BCCHF, and have a set up a Facebook page to drum up support. 

The big hair chop will be taking place in the Loose Moose Lounge at Big White Ski Resort on Saturday, March 15 at 9 p.m. as part of the 7th Annual Cellar-Tek Winemaker’s Cup. 



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