Laurie Kondo goes Pink in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Professor Laurie Kondo with some of her Human Resources students

Professor Laurie Kondo with some of her Human Resources students

Professor, Laurie Kondo promised her Human Resource program students she would dye her hair pink if they could raise more than $1000 by January 29th for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation during their recent annual blitz.

Kondo, known in the Sheridan School of Business for her passion and commmittment, decided to challenge her students to contribute to a worthy cause and offered to dye her hair pink to complement the theme of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – and the “Think Pink” campaign run by Sheridan’s Student Services.

“I always wanted to raise money for breast cancer, and this was an easy way to support cancer survivors and research – we will find a cure,” said Kondo.

Kondo’s concern was not so much about dyeing her hair pink for a month, it was getting it back to a reasonable shade when the challenge was done. So she consulted her stylist, Frank Savaglio of Xclusive Hair Salon, who offered to complete the treatments for free as his donation in support of his wife, Rose, also a breast cancer survivor. Coincidently, the Savaglio’s son, Andrew is a 1997 graduate of Sheridan’s Human Resource Management program.

The final tally of Kondo’s challenge – more than $2400 raised to aid breast cancer research and one very pink-haired professor.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to CREATING A FUTURE WITHOUT BREAST CANCER.

laurie-kondoThe Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation reminds you that there are a number of ways to make a donation to the Foundation, and every donation makes a difference. Whether you are contributing regularly or making a one-time personal donation, supporting a corporate program that contributes to the Foundation, or donating to a Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure participant, you are doing something about breast cancer.

Adam Ball Shaves Head for Cancer Research

Vanessa Lawson (left) and Joline Christinani admire fellow Advertising student, Adam Ball's new haircut in aid of cancer research

Vanessa Lawson (left) and Joline Christinani admire fellow Advertising student, Adam Ball's new haircut in aid of cancer research

Third year Sheridan Advertising student, Adam Ball pledged to shave his head to aid cancer research in the recent Sheridan Student Services “Think Pink” campaign to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Ball, who  is very active in the Sheridan College community, as a Sheridan Student Admissions Representative (StAR) and as the President of the Sheridan Advertising Association, is unsure of the total amount of funds that he raised for the Breast Cancer foundation but says that the haircut was very worthwile. He also says that he hopes that his hair will grow back in quickly given the recent frigid temperatures.

Adam Ball before fundraising.

Adam Ball before fundraising.