13th Annual U of A Engineering Head Shave
November 23, 2016
10am - 3pm
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex- 2nd floor Solarium
University of Alberta
Since 2003, the University of Alberta Engineering Students’ Society has raised more than $393,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation with our annual Engineering Head Shave event. This year, we hope to raise an additional $15,000 to change the lives of Albertans and their families facing cancer.
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Please create your own personal fundraising page and join the Engineering Students’ Society in our 13th Annual Engineering Head Shave on November 23, 2016.
History of the head shave
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 $393,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation to invest in a better future for patients and their families at the Cross Cancer Institute.