Halfway hair raises funds for Breast Cancer Foundation

Sarah Waterhouse's 18-year-old daughter, Taylor, sports a funky hairstyle – shaved on one side, long on the other – that is not uncommon among girls her age.

(From left) Taylor Waterhouse

(From left) Taylor Waterhouse

Sarah Waterhouse’s 18-year-old daughter, Taylor, sports a funky hairstyle – shaved on one side, long on the other – that is not uncommon among girls her age.

It’s not the type of look that Waterhouse – a soccer mom and Abbotsford Police Department (APD) records administrator – would normally have chosen for herself, but she recently adopted the style for a good cause.

Waterhouse and her sister Jenny Wiebe took the half-shorn approach to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), so far collecting more than $4,700 in donations from friends, family and work colleagues.

Last week, $1,000 was collected during a hot lunch provided at the APD.

They are doing it on behalf of their mom, Cheryl Frederick, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May and began chemotherapy during the last week of August.

Cheryl is also flaunting the half-and-half haircut. Taylor, who went bald five years ago at the age of 13 to raise money for Cops for Cancer, performed the hairdressing rites.

Waterhouse said her mom has been told she can expect to lose all her hair within the next couple of weeks. The two sisters and their mom plan to shave their heads completely bald before then.

Their brother, Mark Frederick, will shave Cheryl’s head.

For now, though, Waterhouse is enjoying her current look.

“I’ve had people ask me if I’ve done this for medical reasons … but I really like this hair because it’s half as much work,” she jokes.

The funds raised will go to the CBCF’s Run for the Cure, in which the sisters and their  family members and friends have entered a team – dubbed Queen Elizabeth I. They have currently collected the second highest amount of donations for the Abbotsford site.

The run takes place Sunday, Oct. 2 at Rotary Stadium, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, to register or to make a donation, visit runforthecure.com. Inquiries can also be made by calling 604-851-0148.

 

 

 

 

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