Snips and Clips at Keyin College

Melissa Jenkins
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Published on May 16, 2014

Steve Fitzgerald is a teacher at Keyin, but is also a four-year cancer survivor. Steve battled Hodgekins Lymphoma, and now shaves his head every year for the cause. Student Stephanie Pitcher carefully finishes off around Steve's ears during the Shave for the Brave.

Published on May 16, 2014

Tristan Linthorn (seated), an OH&S student at Keyin, walked into the college on May 15 with a full head of curly locks and a fair amount of facial hair. He left with no hair left on his face or head. Tristan is seen here getting clipped by hairstyling student Heidi Gosse.

Published on May 16, 2014

Chloe Penney (sitting) cut her long hair to donate to Locks of Love for children with cancer. Hairstyling student Kaitlin Brace smiles with Chloe after putting down her scissors.

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Morgan Slade (left) smirks in the mirror as he watches his hair slowly disappear. Hairstyling student Denise Holbert carefully uses the clippers on the side of his head.

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Michael McCarthy watches hairstyling student Roxanne Misheralak in the mirror as she begins to shave his head. He's not nervous, but he is excited to see the results.

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This is the second time Sarah Jackson (right) from Hopeall has her long hair cut to donate to be made into wigs for cancer patients. Sarah lost her mother to cancer, and another family member recently had a breast removed. Megan Parsons (left) carefully cuts the ponytails for the donation.

Published on May 16, 2014

He may only be young, but Andrew Batten (left) wanted to be a part of the shave event. The night before having a mohawk shaved into his head, Andrew cut his long, shoulder length blond hair to donate to locks of love. Mom Angela, who also shaved her head, gives her son a kiss for his selfless act.

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Joseph (left), Jesselyn (centre), Alexander (right) and Oliver Harris smile after completing the Shave for the Brave event. This is the third year the family has participated, and to date they have raised some $1,800 for cancer care. Mom Jesselyn told the boys if they reached their $1,000 goal, she would cut off a foot of her long, dark hair to donate. Although they missed their goal by $400, Jesselyn still cut her hair. The boys decided to shave their dad Glen's head the following day as well.

Published on May 16, 2014

At six years old Breanna Cull from Victoria has her waist-length blonde hair washed before having a large part of it cut off to donate to Locks of Love. Mom Vicky watched from the sidelines, saying how cutting and donating her hair was all Breanna's  idea.

Published on May 16, 2014

Katilyn Cull (left) helps put on her brother Harley's new yellow touque after he finishes shaving his head. Katilyn and mom Sherry, who helped organize the event, are hoping to grow out their hair a bit longer and donate some of it next year.

It was an energetic afternoon at Keyin College in Carbonear as dozens of teachers, students and children were buzzing around the hairstyling classroom May 15.

The school, located on Lemarchant Road, was hosting 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.

Some $3,000 was raised by 4 p.m., with more donations still to come in.

Hairstyling students at the college used clippers and scissors to collect donations and buzz the heads. They kept busy all afternoon.

Some of the participants were happy to have their photos taken while taking part in the event, which was organized by staff members at Keyin College.

Melissa.jenkins@tc.tc

Organizations: Keyin College

Geographic location: Lemarchant Road

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