Shave

It’s an inspiring thing when someone volunteers for a cause greater than themselves.  And it’s even more inspiring when they are willing to exchange those gorgeous locks in place of an exposed and undraped globe.  The cause is the fight against childhood cancer in Canada, the brave participants are friends, family and partners of NetApp in Canada.  We are two weeks away from the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s event at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.  Long View is proud to be in the Toronto market and we are even more proud to be sending four volunteers from all four of our Canadian offices to Brave the Shave in Toronto!

We have all been affected one way or another from the devastating effects of cancer.  And in particular, it is even more devastating when it affects our children.  In Canada, St. Baldrick’s supports Childhood Cancer Canada.  They are Canada’s leading foundation dedicated to funding national research while delivering critical education, community and connectivity programs to children with cancer and their families.  On March 20th, Long View will be joined by partners from across the country along with a few notables like Megan Davidson, Childhood Cancer Canada President & CEO and Kim Coates, Actor from Sons of Anarchy – to brave the shave and help fight children’s cancer in Canada.

A brave example of one such child we are fighting for is young Jadyn.  She was diagnosed with a rare form of brain tumour— ependymoma, at age five.  Her tumour has been surgically removed four times and she has endured 123 rounds of radiation, making her Canada’s most radiated child.  On March 20th, Jadyn will be shaving the head of Dr. Bouffet, Director of the Brain Tumour Program, Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children.  What a perfect way to kickoff this inspiring event.

If you would like to donate to any of our Long View participants, please visit http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/92339/2014 and click the ‘donate’ link.  Here’s to the belief that one day we will beat cancer altogether, but until that day, we partner together to bring hope and healing to as many as possible.

Follow the Brave the Shave journey on Twitter at @StBaldricks and @LongViewSystems.