Local boy Sage Brunner has gone beyond what most boys would be willing to do in the name of a good cause. Brunner has grown a set of locks for Balding for Dollars which applies all money that’s been raised to programs which support children and their families during and after cancer treatment.
The program assists with medical supplies and equipment, prescriptions, nutritional supplements not covered by health insurance, as well as temporary accommodations for families who must travel for treatment. Twenty per cent of all funds raised will go to vital research at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital.
Sage has been growing his tresses for over three years now and was inspired to do so after witnessing his parents involvement with girls glamour night. The stalwart campaigner has braved teasing according to his mother Miel, and people have mistaken him for a girl, but he has held steadfast to his commitment to cancer treatment funding, refusing to cut his hair as he awaited patiently for the hair to grow long enough to be able to donate.
“Sage will cut his hair and donate no matter what he raises and will do a buzz cut if he raises $5000 and will go totally bald if he raises $7000,” said Miel. “We are so proud of his dedication to growing his hair for this amazing organization and appreciate your support ! Thank you from Sage and the whole family.”
Three options for people to donate their bottles and cans for this cause have been arranged. People can drop them off at the Agassiz Bottle Depot until Apr. 8, or Allenby’s Farm Store on Apr. 7 and Apr. 8. Volunteers will also be going door to door on Apr. 8 and Apr. 9. to collect bottles and cans.
Leading up to the main event which is scheduled for May 13, Sage has been collecting money via an online fundraising page http://bit.ly/SageHaircut.