The Mane Event

On Saturday, January 7th, Giang will be locking her locks in support of childhood cancer at a fun and unqie event called The Mane Event. The Mane Event will take place at Toque International Lounge and will feature art, dance and hair! The event is open to the public and access is attained through a $15 donation at the door, going directly towards Kids Cancer Care. This is her story…

My name is Giang (pronounced Yan) and I am planning on shaving my head for cancer. Giving back to the community has always been an important aspect of my life; I love helping humanity! I enjoy keeping myself busy by being involved with projects. I have always wanted to give to organizations such as Kids Cancer Care; however, being a student does not ensure me extra luxuries. Many events these days involve running a marathon or biking, which I just have not been able to find the time to train hard for, but hopefully one day I will.

To be honest, the reason I decided to participant in the Shave Your Lid for a Kid Campaign was because someone commented on how nice my hair was and how much they wanted it. I had a “Victoria Beckham Bob” at the time, so about a year ago I decided to grow out my hair and decided that I wanted to shave it to make it into a wig for someone who truly deserves it.

I work with youth and they are very special to me. They bring so much joy to our lives and they are our future. It is heart-breaking to know that such young children are fighting every day for their lives. This is the reason I have chosen to support the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and Angel Hair for Kids.

About four months ago, I was really nervous about shaving my hair off. I would go back and forth, questioning myself, “Should I go completely bald or should I just donate a minimum of 10 inches?” Finally, I thought to myself, “Might as well go big or go home.” I began to get very excited once I started planning for my head shaving event.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and proceeds for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation. My concept of the event was to have a Hair Show! I will be organizing an event that will be the first of its kind, where dance, art, music, and hair come together for one cause! It will be like a fashion show for hair! The underlining theme of the event is to embrace your life and that who you are makes you beautiful not your hair; that life is beautiful.

I am very excited to put on this event and I am so thankful to be part of this experience!