Students show off bald heads for Hair for Hope 2016
Hair for Hope was introduced to Edgefield Primary by teacher David Ng to express support for a then-student diagnosed with cancer.
Mr Leong Chee Kin, Montfort Junior’s Head of Department for CCA, also initiated the programme in his school that year.
Besides organising the event, both teachers are active participants and will be shaving their heads for a 10th consecutive year this week.
Hair for Hope is the Children’s Cancer Foundation’s signature fundraising initiative. The organisation hopes to rope in at least 6,500 participants and raise S$3.6 million to help children with cancer and their families. Launched in 2003, the programme aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer and show solidarity with victims of the disease.