U of A Engineering Head Shave 2019


Total Amount Raised
$3,967.00

Total Goal
$12,000.00


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WELCOME TO

15th ANNUAL U OF A
ENGINEERING HEAD SHAVE

BENEFITING THE ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION

 

We aware the page currently displays 2018. Rest assured, it is indeed taking place in 2019! We are actively working to resolve this issue - please ignore any typos for the time being. Thanks!

**NOTE**

IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP FOR THE FALL SEMESTER'S HEAD SHAVE PLEASE CONTACT US AT 1-204-510-2526 TO LET US KNOW OR EMAIL AT raafay@ualberta.ca SO WE CAN EASILY RECONFIRM YOUR HEADSHAVE FOR THIS SEMESTER!

THE HEAD SHAVE IS BACK ON! THE CURRENT SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWED:

  • Tuesday, February 5th @ Solarium - Hair Dying Event (10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 13th @Solarium -  Main Head Shave Event (10:00 am -4:00 pm)

 SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HEADSHAVE HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/ZRrlQ5VRHSijVYKl2. 

 

Since 2003, the University of Alberta Engineering Students’ Society has raised more than $415,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation with our annual Engineering Head Shave event. This year, we hope to raise an additional $12,000 to change the lives of Albertans and their families facing cancer. Please create your own personal fundraising page and join the Engineering Students’ Society in our 15th Annual Engineering Head Shave in Winter Semester.


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 $415,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation to invest in a better future for patients and their families at the Cross Cancer Institute.

Together we will make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

  

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Top Fundraisers

Catherine Gorman$950.00
Ian Presott$700.00
Sarah Haubrich$661.00
Randy Palamar$510.00
Zachary Trimble$330.00
General Donations$276.00
Bing Cao$240.00
Sean Boyd$155.00
Richard Helfmann$130.00
Ario Manousi$15.00

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