Maple Ridge councillor goes pink for Shaving Grace

Kiersten Duncan taking part in Relay For Life.

At the May 12 council meeting, Maple Ridge Coun. Kiersten Duncan unveiled a new hair colour – pink – as a way of announcing her participation in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life. Duncan is part of team ‘Shaving Grace,’ which will be running from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at McLeod Park in Langley, starting June 12.

“The pink hair is a tribute to the pink ribbon campaign which has come to symbolize the search for a cure for all forms of cancer,” said Duncan.

“I’ve promised my teammates and my community that I will shave my head when we reach our fundraising goal of $5,000. I’ve seen many of my loved ones go through this, including my little cousin Brook, so I’d really like to give back and keep up the good fight.”

Duncan said former mayor Ernie Daykin and current Coun. Craig Speirs have shaved their heads in the past for the Canadian Cancer Society, raising hundreds of dollars, which have gone towards vital research to help raise survival rates and create services for those directly affected by cancer. “I’m hoping the community will help me achieve my $5,000 goal so I can become the next council member to get their head shaved.”

• Donations can be made online to team “Shaving Grace” at www.RelayForLife.ca or submitted to city hall, where you will be asked to fill out a donation form at the front reception desk.

For more information, contact Duncan by email at kduncan@mapleridge.ca or 604-652-2061.

 

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