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Students at Bedford South School shave for a good cause

Boys at Bedford South School shaved their heads on Friday for Hair for Hero's, a charity that raises money in support of the Daniel McLellan Memorial Fund, which assists families in Atlantic Canada with children suffering from leukemia.

Students at Bedford South School showed their support as lots of hair fell to the gymnasium floor on Friday!

The students raised money for the charity, “to show support for the Daniel McLellan Memorial Fund, which assists families in Atlantic Canada with children suffering from leukemia.”

The charity “helps to offset some of the financial strain of these families; ultimately enabling the family to stay together during this difficult period and to stay focused on the most important issue – THEIR CHILD’S RECOVERY.”

On the weekend, Sarge the Police Horse and 20 police officers will get hair cuts this weekend as part of Hair for Hero’s.

The horse and officers will get their “manes shaved” to show support for the Daniel McLellan Memorial Fund, which assists families in Atlantic Canada with children suffering from leukemia.

The fund is named after Daniel McLellan who passed away in 2004 at just over four months old after losing his courageous battle with cancer.

This is the sixth year for the event and it is special for Halifax Regional Police as Daniel’s father, Constable Brad Mclellan, is a member of the police family.

Officers will join representatives from various health care agencies, local businesses and members of the public who are all coming together to help make a difference in this special event.

The public is invited to attend the head shave.

This event will take place Saturday, May 15 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Halifax Shopping Centre (Centre Court), with Sarge getting his hair done at 2 p.m. and the officers following at 2:30 p.m.

Information on the Daniel McLellan Memorial Fund can be found at www.danielmclellan.ca.

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