By Ashley Wadhwani – Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Times
Ten-year-old Hayden Magnuson had three-years worth of his wavy long locks cut off this week, to raise money for the Terry Fox Cancer Foundation.
His nana, Gayl – who died four years ago from stomach cancer, was the inspiration behind his decision to cut off more than 10 inches of his hair, while also raising just under $250 for cancer research.
His nana was always complimenting his wavy locks, he recalled.
And now, he’s sending his hair away, to be made into a wig and given to someone who’s lost their hair from cancer treatments.
“It’s important for everyone to feel normal,” he said.
“It’s a very tough thing to fight, and it’s tough to find a cure,” he added, about those battling cancer.
To raise money, Magnuson turned to friends at school, and family.
Today (Thursday, Sept. 29), Magnuson will be celebrating his raised funds at Davie Jones Elementary’s Terry Fox run, along with other students in school’s across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.