Christine Tulloch, a four-year cancer survivor is organizing a fundraising event for Balding for Dollars. It will take place at the main SFU campus on Burnaby Mountain on March 19.

Balding for Dollars fundraiser set for March 19 at SFU

A young Langley cancer survivor is organizing event as a thank you to the agency that helped her through a difficult time

A young Langley woman who has been cancer-free for four years is calling on the community for help in her ongoing fight against the disease.

Christine Tulloch was diagnosed with leukemia at 19 years old.  For the R.E. Mountain graduate, now in her fourth year at Simon Fraser University, one of the more distressing side effects of the illness was the loss of her hair during treatment.

“With the cost of medicines being so high, I could not afford a wig when I lost my hair and that took a tremendous toll on my outlook,” said Tulloch, who is mounting an event to benefit Balding for Dollars — the agency which stepped in an offered her the gift of a wig when she was at her lowest.

“That made all the difference in my fight against cancer,” she said.

“It gave me the confidence to go outside and not worry about people staring. I also found out recently that they had covered a large portion of cost for my medications when I was in treatments.”

The Balding for Dollars event  is happening on Wednesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. on SFU’s main campus on Burnaby Mountain.

This event provides teens, students and adults with the opportunity to step into the shoes of a child going through cancer.

Participants will make the commitment to cut their hair or shave their head at the event and in turn they will collect monetary pledges from their friends, family and community.

“We shave our heads in support of those children who had the choice taken away. We shave our heads together, on that day, to show that we are all in this fight together. No child shall fight this monster alone,” said Tulloch.

All the proceeds raised from this event go directly to the Balding for Dollars organization, which benefits the oncology clinic and ward at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Just Posted

Langley chamber of commerce CEO named executive of the year by Canadian chamber

Colleen Clark has nearly 25 years of experience in the chamber network

Spartans make it four in a row

Langley-based TWU womens soccer team keeps Alberta rivals scoreless

VIDEO: Rock and gem show a smashing good time in Aldergrove

Club marks 60 years with weekend show and sale

VIDEO: A moment to remember during day three of the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday in Langley

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Over 200 Hotel Georgia hospitality workers join ‘open-ended strike’

Unionized workers at Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Harbourfront have also walked out

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Hiker rescued after spending night on Crown Mountain

North Shore Rescue spotted the woman by helicopter over Hanes Valley

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Most Read