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Event Calendar

Check out some of the upcoming events supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Create an Event

Hold an event that will support a specific program, cancer centre or cancer type. You choose!


Volunteer

Register for, or donate to, an existing event.


Register for an Event

Volunteer for an existing event.


Upcoming Events

Jan
7
Fri
GlamWigs Inc. Fundraiser
Jan 7 2022 – Mar 31 2023 all-day

Your hair is your crown, and at GlamWigs we ensure you embody and showcase the confidence and will power to conquer everyday no matter the obstacle.

GlamWigs is hosting a fundraising initiative where individuals suffering from hair loss/thinning due to cancer who are simply desiring a new look can purchase a wig and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Calgary Cancer Centre.

There will be a discount of 15% offered to any individual suffering from Cancer (no matter the stage, year round); with 5% of that being donated to the foundation on a regular basis.

To learn more visit www.glamwigsinc.com.

Dec
7
Wed
The annual U of A Engineering Head Shave… is back! @ ETLC Solarium
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, from 10:00AM-3:00PM
Where: The University of Alberta, Edmonton – ETLC Solarium

Since 2003, the University of Alberta Engineering Students’ Society has raised more than $405,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation with our annual Engineering Head Shave event. This year, we hope to raise an additional $30,000 to change the lives of Albertans and their family’s facing cancer. 

Please create your own personal fundraising page and join the Engineering Students’ Society in our 19th Annual Engineering Head Shave on December 7, 2022!

Note: to create your own page, or join another page, please click ‘Register’ on the top right-hand corner. Once registered, you will have the ability to create your own fundraising page or join someone else’s. Happy Fundraising and thank you for your support of Albertans Facing Cancer!

History

The University of Alberta Engineering Head Shave dates back to 2003 when Ron Wicentowich, father of Gary and Graeme Wicentowich (Electrical Engineering 2006, Mechanical Engineering 2008) was diagnosed with cancer and passed away on February 11, 2004.

Louis Bezuidenhout, a past Engineering Students’ Society (ESS) executive and friend of the Wicentowich family, organized Razored for Ron, a charity head shave. On November 1, 2003, Razored for Ron raised over $12,500 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and featured 36 participants. This included the three-year-old cousin of the Wicentowich brothers, who was the youngest person ever to participate in an Alberta Cancer Foundation sponsored head shave. A large number of engineering students, including ESS executive, were involved in the event.

In 2004, the first Engineering Head Shave, as we now know it, was organized. Much of the organization of the event was based on Razored for Ron. Overall, the 1st Annual Engineering Head Shave and Engineering Hair Dye raised $13,064 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation, far surpassing their original goal of $5,000.

The Engineering Head Shave has become an annual event proudly put on by the Engineering Students’ Society at the University of Alberta.

To date, the Engineering Head Shave has raised over $405,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation to invest in a better future for patients and their families at the Cross Cancer Institute.