On December 16, 2007, Kimberly will lose her hair. The 10-year-old Canadian drag racing fan from Alberta will shave her head to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
“Kimberley lost a friend last year to Cancer,” her mother Brenda said. “This effected her to a great extent. She came to me in the middle of October and asked if she could do this and of course I said yes, but thinking that maybe she would just forget about it in a couple of days. Needless to say, she was very persistent.”
Kimberley will join another famous Albertan named Kim. Kim Reeves, track owner of the Castro l Raceway in Edmonton, shaved her head at a public auction a few years ago to raise donations for the Cancer Society.
“I’m very proud Kimberley,” said Terry McMillen, owner and driver of the Amalie Oil InstiGator Funny Car and the Torco Nitro Top Fuel Dragster. “Every year we go to Edmonton and meet some of the best people in the world. Kimberley shows that her beauty goes beyond her outward appearance. Her commitment to help others in her community says a lot about her and the drag racing fans of Western Canada.”
Hoosier Thunder team driver Alesi Gerthe also donated her hair to benefit cancer survivors, victims of trauma such as burns and rare dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss last year when she cut her hair for Locks of Love.
If you want to support Kimberley and help the Canadian Cancer Society, you can download this flyer or email her mother Brenda for more information.
All proceeds got the Canadian Cancer Society. The Canadian Cancer Society supports people living with cancer from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment. Your support will also help programs that teach people how to detect cancer earlier, how to prevent cancer, and how to live a healthier lifestyle.