Do your ‘do for cancer research

Ron Douglas gets to make the first cut of Gerty Thomson's hair for a cancer research fundraiser Aug. 16. Thomson wears ribbons with the initials of everyone she knows who has died from cancer on her back for the second year she has had her hair cut for the cause.

Ron Douglas gets to make the first cut of Gerty Thomson’s hair for a cancer research fundraiser Aug. 16. Thomson wears ribbons with the initials of everyone she knows who has died from cancer on her back for the second year she has had her hair cut for the cause.

This year, four people volunteered their locks in support of cancer research at a fundraising event in anticipation of the Terry Fox Run next month.

Gerty Thomson, who had her hair cut last year to raise money for the same cause, this time recruited Susan Ferguson and Evelyn Tregidgo, who both had their heads shaved, along with Kim Tybring who had to sport half a beard for the day, at the request of Mary and Spencer King, representing the Kingland group of companies. They had been in a competition with the Rowes group of companies to see who could raise the most money for the cause and win the rights to dictate the fate of Tybring’s beard.

The event raised more than $8,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation and was held at the Fisherman’s Wharf.

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