IT’S ONLY HAIR —

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE -

It was an en­er­getic af­ter­noon at Keyin Col­lege in Car­bon­ear May 15 as dozens of teach­ers, stu­dents and chil­dren were buzzing around the hairstyling class­room May 15. The school hosted a Shave for the Brave event in aid of Young Adult Cancer Canada. Through­out the af­ter­noon, more than two-dozen vol­un­teers ei­ther cut their hair or shaved their heads for the cause. One of those who took part was Tracey Pen­ney (left), a breast cancer sur­vivor. She never flinched as Me­lanie Bad­cock, a hairstyling stu­dent at Keyin, used the clip­pers to re­move all the hair from her head. Pen­ney and Keyin teacher Steve Fitzger­ald (not pic­tured) are both cancer sur­vivors, and both said they will con­tinue to take part. Most of those tak­ing part an­nounced that it was only hair, and were proud to be a part of such a great cause. Some $3,000 was raised, with more ex­pected. For full cov­er­age of the Shave for the Brave event at Key in , vis­i­tour web­site at http://www.cb­n­com­pass.ca/.

Photo and text by Melissa Jenk­ins/The Com­pass

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