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May 30, 2016

On May 29, hundreds of individuals across Québec took part in the 16th provincial day of the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, presented by PROXIM. By getting their heads shaved to raise money for the cause, they have made a difficult but extremely rewarding decision for cancer-stricken children and their families.

“By taking on the Challenge, you help Leucan to support all those families coping with pediatric cancer. Your participation makes all the difference, and that’s why I’m happy to be a spokesperson for this rallying event,” says Dominic Paquet, stand-up comedian and volunteer spokesman of the Challenge for a fifth consecutive year.

Hosts Vanessa Pilon and Nicolas Ouellet, very popular with Québec’s youth, were happy to welcome people at the official provincial shaving site at Place Versailles. The event was a great success. “Having taken on the Challenge recently, I was thrilled to be there with participants through this highly emotional experience! I could read the pride and vulnerability on their faces, and it was beautiful to see. It’s so stimulating to go through all of this, together; it increases the impact of this action tenfold. There are tons of newly bald heads walking around, just in time for the summer! I think we launched a new summer trend!” Vanessa exclaims.

With 13 shaving sites in operation on May 29 and over 35 more events planned until the fall, Leucan is well on its way to reach its fundraising goal of $4.5 million. It’s also possible to organize a Personalized Challenge, alone or with friends, family members or colleagues, at any time during the year.

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