Shave for the Brave 2020 - Shave for the Brave 2020

NGA Human Resources
St. John's, NL
February 7, 2020

About This Event

When asked why NGA wanted to host a Shave for the Brave event they revealed that they were doing it in honour of a colleague who is currently fighting metastatic breast cancer. This colleague is very beloved at NGA. This is sure to be an event to remember! 

The Shave for the Brave is a series of Community, School, Office, and Solo Shave events held every year. It is Young Adult Cancer Canada's (YACC) biggest fundraiser and provides funds for all of the support programs YACC provides. 

There are also large symbolic and emotional components to any Shave event. Donating your hair for wigs or shaving your head bald is a big sacrifice and those who participate have a lot invested in the activity. Some do it to support a loved one dealing with cancer, to remember someone they lost to cancer, or simply to help support the cause. By participating in larger Shaves, people get to show the world that they care. The very personal action, combined with a public setting, makes for a unique and unforgettable experience!

Becoming bald or wearing a bright yellow Shave for the Brave toque are also very physical ways participants support the brave young adults dealing with cancer in Canada.

To learn more about the Shave for the Brave or to host your own event visit: