Kerry Burgher was at it again, walking around town in pink hair only to have it shorn off Nov. 6 in a parking lot, all in support of cancer research and care.
The Hope resident had to do things differently this year in his quest to support the BC Cancer Foundation, forgoing an event at the Silver Chalice in favour of an online fundraiser. There were just under a dozen spectators present for the ‘balding’ event, masked and physically distanced, which took place Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Save-On-Foods.
Several of those gathered had family and friends either going through a cancer diagnosis or treatment, or having passed away from the disease. And despite the difficulties of holding such an event during the COVID-19 pandemic – Burgher had to cancel a planned ‘balding’ at the Silver Chalice in April– he has kept this tradition going for decades.
“It’s all for a good cause, that’s why we do it,” he said. “It’s like the reason that I donate blood. I’ve donated 146 times now, it’s in you to give. Give, give, give.”
Burgher met his goal of $1,000 in donations and $670 raised from bidding on gift cards and services from local merchants.
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