Cancer survivor to “Make The Cut”!

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Norma Smith-Spurrell donates to charity in memorial

Norma Smith-Spurrell is planning to “Make The Cut” and donate her hair to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Smith-Spurrell is planning on hosting an event in the SUF Lodge in Gooseberry Cove on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

She is planning the event not only because it is a good cause to support those who are diagnosed with cancer, but also as a tribute to her deceased father.  She has been growing her hair in memory of her dad and would like to provide a positive influence through donations for people who are going through the difficult process of cancer diagnosis and treatments.  As a cancer survivor of 26 years, Smith-Spurrell remembers losing her hair; this event is also a way to encourage individuals who may be faced with similar side effects when going through cancer.

Make The Cut project is part of the Canadian Cancer Society and Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths Program. The company provides the funds to turn donated hair into free real-hair wigs for women with cancer. So far, Pantene has received over 40,000 ponytails for free-hair wigs that the Canadian Cancer Society distributes to cancer patients.

The wigs are often provided for Daffodil Place, whose mission is to help enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Smith-Spurrell would like to invite members of the community to participate in the fundraiser.   If there are individuals who are unable to participate, they can make pledges through contacting Smith-Spurrell, or if there are persons who may wish to come along and do the cut; she may be reached at: (709) 466-2432.

The event will also have live musical entertainment and an opportunity for attendees to give donations for Daffodil Place.

 “Daffodil House helps people all over the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and helps alleviate a lot of financial burdens,” said Smith-Spurrell. “So we need people to continue to fundraise and that’s where (these funds) will be going.”

On their website, Pantene says these planned events provide “a special healing power in working together to bring strength to women in need.”

For more information on The Beautiful Lengths program, see their website at or

Organizations: Pantene, Canadian Cancer Society, Daffodil House

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Cindy Bowring-Smith
    August 29, 2014 - 06:11

    Way to go Norma....I am with you all the way...this is a wonderful thing you are doing and I admire your continued bravery and you portray a strength that goes beyond anything I have ever known...My daughter has a pony tail that she will be donating to this worthwhile cause...Thanks for the inspiration that you have given us and so many others over the years...We are proud of you and I am sure your Dad is so very proud...May God Bless you for the work you have done and are doing for the Cancer Society...Lots of Love from us to you!!!