|Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin and Children's Cancer Foundation beneficiary Low Wen Pei. (Photo: Children’s Cancer Foundation)|
"More than 44,000 people have had their heads shaven during Hair for Hope over the past 14 years," said Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin at the launch of Hair for Hope 2017 at VivoCity.
He said: "This speaks well of the giving spirit and kindness of Singaporeans. Every shaven head represents an individual's understanding of the ordeals that a child with cancer has to journey through."
2,500 participants are expected to shave their heads in support for children with cancer at this main event
Prior to the main event, 2,563 people already shaved their heads at 48 satellite events - at offices, schools, grassroots organisations and places of worship - from April to July.
Video on Hair for Hope by a participant