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Ivana Pelisek | Interrobang | News | March 8th, 2010

Fanshawe College students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give to a great cause — by donating their money or their mane.

On March 19, the Make-A-Wish-Foundation of Canada is holding its annual Go Blue Go Bald campaign in Fanshawe's Forwell Hall.

The Make-A-Wish-Foundation of Canada will be holding their annual Go Blue Go Bald campaign in Forwell Hall on March 19.“Participants sign up and raise donations for the organization. If they want to, we encourage them to GO BLUE by dying their hair...this in turn helps to raise awareness and also raise more donations,” said Lisa Mastronardi, a corporate communications and public relations student and organizer for the Go Blue Go Bald event.

Dying your locks is not necessarily a requirement and participants can choose to simply raise donations or even just “clip in a strip of blue hair,” mentioned Mastronardi. Or you can even go bald for the cause.

The Go Blue Go Bald event is a fourth year initiative to help raise money for critically ill children all across Canada and help make a difference in their lives as well as their families.

Jackie, a first year general arts and science student will absolutely be involved as she believes this to be a great event for a great cause, she wrote in a brief email.

Fringe hair salon will be on site providing all necessary assistance to make this event a memorable one.

There are already several participants signed up for the event, said Mastronardi.

She'll have a booth set up in Forwell Hall for anyone wishing to help donate for this wonderful cause during the days leading up to the final event.

She, along with some of her friends, will be the ones wearing blue streaks in their hair for easy identification and support.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Teams raise donations that will help the Foundation to continue granting wishes for kids across Southwestern Ontario. For further information please visit

The London Go Blue Go Bald events are scheduled for:
- Friday March 19 at Fanshawe College-Forwell Hall from 11 a.m. to noon
- Friday March 19 at London North Home depot between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- Friday March 26 at Richard Ivey School of Business between noon and 1 p.m.
- Thursday April 15 at Truck World, on Wellington, between noon and 1 p.m.
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