In celebration of her 3 years of remission and to launch this year’s Challenge, Camille Parker will shave her head in support of children with cancer

Today, Leucan launches its 22nd edition of the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, presented by Proxim, in a spirit of celebration. Camille Parker, a young survivor of cancer, celebrates three years of remission tomorrow, April 1. To mark this happy occasion, she becomes a spokesperson for the campaign and she will have her turn under the razor on May 7.

Leucan, a gift for children with cancer

Camille, who was diagnosed at age 12 with a stage 4 osteosarcoma, and her family weathered many storms during her illness: the shock of the diagnosis, painful treatments and the amputation of her leg. Despite it all, Camille is resilient and prefers to see the good in each situation:

The day my leg was amputated was a good day. It’s the day where the mass in my leg was removed. It’s the day that saved my life.

Through the ups and downs, Leucan accompanies and helps families of children with cancer like Camille from the diagnosis and through every stage of cancer and its side-effects by offering many services to alleviate suffering, help financially and support families daily.

Leucan adds joy to your treatments. And it’s hard to add joy to treatments; it’s a dark period. For me, Leucan is truly a gift. I want to give back to the cause.Camille Parker

The Leucan Shaved Head Challenge is back in person

Ever popular, the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge is back in person and invites the population to sign up to one of its many public shaving sites or organize their very own private shave. Whether crying tears of joy, or in a solemn silence; laughing uncontrollably or impossibly focused, there are as many ways to experience the Challenge as there are participants who dare to shave their heads.

We really feel a sustained passion for the Challenge. With over 100,000 shaved heads since its beginnings, the Challenge shows no signs of slowing down and is still a must in Quebec.Stefany Brulier, Director of Annual Campaigns at Leucan

Leucan thanks comedian Dominic Paquet, who returns as spokesperson for the 11th consecutive year.