After letting his hair grow past his shoulders, Ryder Galye, a Grade 5 student at Blacklock Elementary, had a haircut on Thursday. His mom did the cutting. The trimmed locks were put in the plastic bag he is holding, and will be used to make wigs for children undergoing treatment for cancer.

After letting his hair grow past his shoulders, Ryder Galye, a Grade 5 student at Blacklock Elementary, had a haircut on Thursday. His mom did the cutting. The trimmed locks were put in the plastic bag he is holding, and will be used to make wigs for children undergoing treatment for cancer.

A haircut for a cause

Ryder Galye chopped off his locks and raised $1,800 for cancer patients

Hair today, gone tomorrow — Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary Grade 5 student Ryder Galye let his mom cut off his long locks in front of his whole school on Thursday.

Ryder let his hair grow past his shoulders so it could be cut and given to make wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments.

Ryder not only gave his hair away for a good cause, he raised $1,800 for Wigs for Kids BC.

On top of that, the school did a coin drive to support Ryder’s cause and raised almost $200.

Members of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley came out to the assembly in their gear to support Ryder’s efforts. Among the Langley RCMP members was Const. Craig Van Herk, who has been part of  Cops for Cancer for more than a decade.