Londoners went through a hair-raising experience Thursday to contribute to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Dozens of people, who had dyed their hair blue for a month, participated in a shave-off at Westmount Shopping Centre for the Go Blue, Go Bald campaign.
The event, which attracted children, parents, and even firefighters, was in an effort to support children with life threatening medical conditions.
However, there was once participant that stood out.
David Hauth has participated in the event for two years to support his daughter, Jasmine, who has had a heart condition since the age of four months.
“It’s been a rough ride,” says Hauth. “She has had four open heart surgeries since she was eight months old and another procedure at Sick Kids Toronto.”
A short time later, the Hauth family became a Make-A-Wish family. Jasmine’s dream to go to Disney World finally came true.
Hauth says after he saw the smile on his daughter’s face, he knew had to give back.
“For one week, we finally got to feel normal and happy, and not have to worry about surgeries” says Hauth. “Seeing Jasmine’s face when we got to Disney World made it worth it. She had a smile from ear to ear.”
As a result, Hauth has been raising money every year for the Make-A-Wish foundations. Last year, his goal of $500 surpassed when he raised a total of $1900.
As for this year, he presented a cheque to Make-A-Wish for $2300.
“I have had so much fun in the process. I felt like a rock star,” says Hauth. “I will definitely do it again next year.”
Make-A-Wish Photo Gallery
Below is a video of Gavin, whose dream is to meet a sea turtle. While at the Go Blue, Go Bald event, Make-A-Wish told him that in 36 sleeps he and his family will be in Island Oahu, to swim with sea turtles.
Watch the reveal: