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Making a 'bald' statement in fight against cancer

Participants young and old did their part at Hair for Hope 2014 to support children and families affected by childhood cancer.

SINGAPORE: It was the last chance for many to make a "bald" statement this year - organised by the Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF), the Hair for Hope 2014 is winding down and some participants did their part on Saturday (July 26) to support children and families affected by childhood cancer.

This weekend, the CCF is holding its last two "head-shaving" events at the VivoCity shopping mall, where it is expecting over 2,000 people to take part.

One participant who parted with his locks on Saturday is ten-year-old cancer survivor Gabriel Loh. He is doing it to express his gratitude for the support given by the CCF during his battle with cancer. His hair was shaved by Social and Family Development Minister Mr Chan Chun Sing, who graced the event.

Currently, CCF has raised around S$1.9 million and is aiming for the S$3.6 million mark. Donations can still be made online through the Hair for Hope website (https://hairforhope.org.sg/) until September 30.

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