The Leucan Shaved Head Challenge is a major fundraiser of Leucan that engages the community in a spirit of solidarity to provide services to cancer-stricken children and their families as well as providing financial support to the clinical research.
Participants in the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge must put a price on their own head to raise donations from people around them: family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc.
It is also a gesture of support for children whose body image is modified when chemotherapy provokes hair loss.
Taking part in the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge means joining a unique family that cancer-stricken children can count on on a daily basis.
- Participants are people who willingly choose to have their heads shaved.
- Minimum age is 7 years old. All participant aged under 16 years old must hand out the parental consent signed by one of its legal guardian before the event.
- Participant can pay the $50 minimum amount or ask for donations to their family, friends, and acquaintances. All donations must be handed to Leucan.
For close to 40 years, Leucan has been committed to helping cancer-stricken children and their families. In addition to its support to clinical research, the Association provides specific and personalized services to hundreds of families: emotional assistance and support, financial assistance, referral services, massage therapy, hosting and support in hospitals’ playrooms, socio-recreational activities, an awareness program in schools, end-of-life and bereavement follow-up, as well as the Leucan Information Centre. With its nine offices, Leucan is present throughout Quebec.